COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The group responsible for coming up with a plan to display the final Confederate flag that flew over South Carolina's Statehouse has cut the display's estimated cost by a third at a sparsely attended meeting.
The State newspaper reported that the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Commission on Tuesday reduced the estimated cost of the display from $5.3 million to $3.6 million.
The panel's initial $5.3 million proposal was criticized as too expensive by a number of lawmakers.
Seven reporters attended the meeting for the initial proposal, while none attended Tuesday's meeting. Several media outlets say they received no notice of the meeting.
Relic Room director Allen Roberson says notice of the meeting was posted on the museum's website and outside its door.
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