SC lawmakers want review of Clemson spending

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Some South Carolina lawmakers concerned about Clemson University's public service spending say they still want a state review.

The Greenville News reported five House members say they haven't gotten the information they want.

The Legislative Audit Council in December postponed a decision while Greenville Sen. Mike Fair arraigned meetings between school officials and lawmakers. Fair says there still are questions.

Clemson's Public Service Activities program operates research and education centers, as well as local extension offices.

The lawmakers say they're concerned about what they call random budget cuts, big raises for some employees and whether the school is shortchanging its agricultural programs.

The chairman of the audit council says a decision could come in a few months.

Information from: The Greenville News,

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