COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is lambasting the House budget-writing committee for not including $140 million worth of tax cuts in their spending plan for the coming year.
The Republican governor said Wednesday she’s going to loudly criticize legislators daily.
Floor debate on the budget is scheduled next week. House Republicans have been working on a package of bills they tout as wholesale tax reform that include what Haley wants. The caucus hopes to introduce them this week after months of meetings.
But Haley says they won’t be enacted soon enough. She wants her proposal in the budget.
Ways and Means Chairman Brian White says her attack is disappointing. He notes the biggest difference in Haley’s and his committee’s plan is that it adds rather than cuts money for classrooms.