ATLANTA -- South Carolina, facing fiscal crisis, has announced it will draw down almost all of its remaining rainy-day fund to deal with a $90 million addition to the state's budget gap for fiscal 1991 -- which now stands at $222 million.

The state's $94 million General Reserve Fund will be tapped to meet the additional shortfall, Jesse Coles, executive director of South Carolina's Budget and Control Board, said yesterday. The control board is a five-member group headed by Gov. Carroll Campbell that oversees fiscal matters in the state.

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