Sanford, comptroller tour talks up spending limits

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Mark Sanford and Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom are talking up state spending limits in a two day, 10-stop tour of the state.

Sanford, Eckstrom, a handful of legislators and the head of the South Carolina Policy Council launch the effort Wednesday in Langley in Aiken County.

They'll also stop in Greenwood, Anderson, Seneca and Easley. And on Thursday they'll be in Chapin, Newberry, Buffalo in Union County, Gaffney and Rock Hill.

Sanford has been pushing for limiting state spending growth to no faster than population and inflation increases. He's argued the extra money should be given back to taxpayers. He says that's a way of dealing with the regular ups and downs of the economy.

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