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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Key points in governor's State of the State speech
Posted on Wed, Jan. 16, 2008

The Associated Press
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford plans to promote an agenda for the year that includes:
- Strengthening the state's drunken driving laws
- Helping parents send children to private schools
- Boosting land conservation with a one-time, $50 million increase
- Curtailing illegal immigration
- Increasing state cigarette tax and using the revenue to cut income taxes
- Giving high school students who graduate early up to $2,000 each
- Restructuring government, chiefly eliminating the Budget and Control Board
- Capping government spending
- Severely limiting the use of one-time money for programs that need funding every year

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