POLITICS: SC State needs $13 million to pay bills, loans plus running a $4.4 million deficit

Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on February 1, 2014 

S.C. State University President Thomas J. Elzey, far left, stands with S.C. State Police Chief Mernard Clarkson and other officials as Clarkson gives a evening briefing Friday and announces the death of 20-year-old Brandon Alexander Robinson.

BRANTIN@THESTATE.COM — BERTRAM RANTIN

State lawmakers learned Friday just how big of a financial hole exists at S.C. State University.

They received letters saying the state’s only historically black public college has a $4.4 million budget deficit and needs $13 million to pay its bills and loans.

One legislator called for an investigation of the Orangeburg school's bookkeeping.

Learn the details of how S.C. State says the college got into such financial trouble in this report.

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