House votes to fund USCL in new budget

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By Jesef Williams

A local state senator says a major step has been taken to prevent the University of South Carolina at Lancaster from closing.

On Thursday, the state House passed its version of the 2009-10 budget that includes appropriations for USCL.

Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16, said the $2.16 million that has been budgeted for USCL should be enough for the campus to remain open.

Earlier this year, Gov. Mark Sanford called for USCL’s closure within two years as part of his 2009-10 budget proposal.

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