COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina workers will have their maximum unemployment benefits slashed from 26 weeks to 20 under a measure headed to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk.

With a 93-11 vote Wednesday, the House approved cutting the benefits.

The change also means South Carolinians will lose up to 17 weeks of federal extended benefits. Combined benefits would fall from a maximum of 99 weeks to 77.

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