South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Monday that puts more of state government under her control, while also providing greater oversight abilities for the state's Legislature.
The bill, S-22, known as the state's "restructuring" effort, puts the state fleet, IT and building management under the executive branch's control under a so-called Department of Administration. The Legislature would also have greater ability to audit and investigate state agencies. A public signing ceremony has been scheduled for next week.
"Getting to this point wasn't easy but we are finally signing into law a Department of Administration and moving South Carolina out of the dark ages of backwards, clumsy and unresponsive government," Haley said in a news release.