By Curt Olson | The Nerve
The S.C. Department of Commerce has slipped in a $6 million business-incubator program to the proposed 2013-14 state budget that passed the House Wednesday.
It’s unclear why the program is needed given the existence of several business incubators in the state.
The House in a vote of 116 to 1 Wednesday gave final approval to the fiscal 2014 budget (H. 3710) and sent its proposed $22.7 billion state spending plan to the Senate. The House also unanimously approved a list of projects, including the business-incubator program, to be funded next fiscal year with $112.6 million from the Capital Reserve Fund (H. 3711).