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2012 session set to start
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Let’s start with some good news: 1) South Carolina’s unemployment rate dipped below 10 percent last month to 9.9 percent. 2) On December 1, Moody’s restored South Carolina’s AAA credit rating to “stable.” It had previously put South Carolina on “credit watch” during the debt ceiling debate because of the state’s dependence on federal funds, due in large part to our high poverty rate and defense spending in South Carolina.