High-profile Haley vetoes overridden; local projects face mixed bag
COLUMBIA — The S.C. House has easily overridden Gov. Nikki Haley’s highest profile vetoes, including money for teacher raises, two state agencies and nonprofit rape crisis centers.
State representatives also overrode Haley’s veto of $200,000 for advertising and marketing for Charleston’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
But House members sustained the governor’s veto of the same amount for the City of Charleston’s African-American Historic sites preservation project.
Two-thirds of voting senators also must decide Wednesday to turn back vetoes before they are officially overridden.
Haley has fared better among House members on lower-dollar vetoes and some housekeeping budget strikes that don’t involve spending.
Lawmakers have sustained about half of her 81 vetoes with more than a dozen left to vote on.
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