The state Senate met on Thursday to consider vetoes from Gov. Nikki Haley that the House overrode on Wednesday. Here’s how Lowcountry interests fared:
Veto 8: Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Haley called $200,000 to promote Charleston’s SEWE festival “old-fashioned pork.” The House voted to override the veto, but the Senate sustained it. Veto stands.
Veto 19: Sea Grant Consortium operating funds. The governor says the grant-writing services provided to colleges by the consortium could be handled in-house at schools for less money. She has vetoed the Sea Grant funding before. This year she vetoed $89,000 for the center’s director. The House and Senate overrode the veto.
Veto 54: Avery Center funding. Haley says because the College of Charleston failed to specifically request funding for the center, the $300,000 appropriation qualified as an earmark. The House and Senate overrode the veto.
Capital reserve veto 8: The Citadel Cadet Accountability System. The governor called this $1.5 million program to track cadet progress prohibitively expensive. The House and Senate overrode the veto.
Capital reserve veto 9: College of Charleston, $100,000 for a computer science program. Haley said she had appropriated money in other parts of the budget for the school, and this exceeded that amount. The House and Senate overrode the veto.