Haley vetoes of funding for two state agencies, teacher raises turned back
COLUMBIA — The S.C. Senate has overridden Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes of funding for two state agencies and $10 million to help fund teacher raises.
Employees of the Charleston-based S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Arts Commission could return to work as soon as Thursday.
The agencies closed their doors for several days following Haley’s vetoes because they came after the new fiscal year started on July 1.
According to the S.C. Comptroller General’s Office, the employees will not be paid for the time they were away from work unless the Legislature intervenes.
Senators also overrode Haley’s veto of $10 million in one-time money to help fund 2 percent raises for teachers.
The veto overrides required the approval of two-thirds of senators voting Wednesday after House members turned back the vetoes Tuesday.
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