South Carolina is giving away more corporate tax breaks, while cutting aid to the jobless

By Pat Garofalo

Wonk Room

“The South Carolina state Senate … is cooking up a budget that includes $100 million in corporate tax breaks … Already, the state has reduced its benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program by 20 percent to $216 per month, which is just 14 percent of the poverty line.

And as The Huffington Post’s Arthur Delaney reported, South Carolina is also looking at cutting its unemployment insurance system: ‘The South Carolina State Senate gave preliminary approval last week to a bill that would reduce state unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 20 weeks…’”

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