A look at Haley's budget vetoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley issued 76 line-item vetoes Thursday that strike $18.5 million from the Legislature's $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will hold a special session next week to vote on whether to uphold the vetoes. Nineteen have no price tag.

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm •  Published: June 12, 2014
Advertisement
;

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley issued 76 line-item vetoes Thursday that strike $18.5 million from the Legislature's $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will hold a special session next week to vote on whether to uphold the vetoes. Nineteen have no price tag. Others would cut:

—$122,500 for four additional archivists at the Department of Archives and History

—$37,945 for a program coordinator at the Department of Natural Resources

—$405,000 for six new positions with Clemson University's extension services (four separate vetoes)

—$160,000 for four program coordinators at the Human Affairs Commission

—$1 million to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to promote "undiscovered South Carolina" (two separate vetoes)

—$1.1 million for a new grant program for local law enforcement (two separate vetoes)

—$100,000 to the Palmetto Project, which was supposed to help children eligible for Medicaid enroll through school.

—$150,000 of lottery money to Southern Methodist College

—$150,000 of lottery money to Clinton Junior College

—$150,000 of lottery money to Coker College

—$300,000 to the Lowcountry Graduate Center

—$400,000 to the Capital IT-oLogy Coursepower Project, a six-course college minor in applied computing

—$50,000 to the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro

—$200,000 to the State Museum for acquisitions

—$150,000 to the Greenville Children's Museum

—$250,000 to the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia

—$75,000 to the town of Eastover for a historic site

—$200,000 for the Walhalla Civic Auditorium

—$100,000 to the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach

—$250,000 to Sea Haven in Myrtle Beach, which provides temporary shelter for homeless youth ages 13-21

—$100,000 to the Charles Lea Center in Spartanburg, which provides residential and day services for people with disabilities

—$400,000 to the Centers for Fathers and Families which offers programs for unwed dads

—$500,000 for the Horry-Georgetown Evacuation Route. $4 million is provided for its plan and design elsewhere in the budget

—$220,000 to the University of South Carolina to pay for artifacts now on loan that were excavated from Parris Island

—$570,000 to the Department of Natural Resources for a drill rig and water truck

—$1.1 million to the Department of Natural Resources for the Waddell Mariculture Center in Beaufort County

Continue reading this story on the...