- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley and some state senators are urging the Department of Social Services to finish a long-overdue child support enforcement computer system.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/2ezriJB) the system is not expected to be ready before late 2018.

Jimmy Early with DSS says the state expects to pay another $63 million in federal fines because the project is years behind schedule. Early said the state has paid $134 million in fines so far, although vendors who were supposed to supply the computer system have paid about half of that.

DSS officials say they don’t know yet if speeding the work would make good financial sense or would put too much risk on the agency.

South Carolina officials have been working since the 1990s to put the system in place.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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