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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State economic advisers say tax collection projections for South Carolina are so close to target that they've made no changes in their latest revenue projections. The Board of Economic Advisors and its chief economist, Frank Rainwater, say the state's economic outlook is positive for the months ahead.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over controversial plays and books with gay themes are causing a backlash on two South Carolina campuses. University of South Carolina Upstate students are protesting with peers at the College of Charleston against legislative moves to exact thousands of dollars in cuts.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will deliver the commencement address when cadets graduate from The Citadel next month. Timothy "Scott" Case, cofounder and CEO of Main Street Genome, is another scheduled speaker for the graduation exercises May 10th at McAlister Field House.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - This Easter weekend is looking to be a strong one for tourism along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry. Officials say hotel and motel occupancy is running about 93 percent based on a sampling of lodging in the main coastal counties.

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