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Gazette Premium Content A look at Haley's budget vetoes

Associated Press Updated: June 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley issued 76 line-item vetoes Thursday that strike $18.5 million from the Legislature's $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will hold a special session next week to vote on whether to uphold the vetoes. Nineteen have no price tag. Others would cut:

—$122,500 for four additional archivists at the Department of Archives and History

—$37,945 for a program coordinator at the Department of Natural Resources

—$405,000 for six new positions with Clemson University's extension services (four separate vetoes)

—$160,000 for four program coordinators at the Human Affairs Commission

—$1 million to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to promote "undiscovered South Carolina" (two separate vetoes)

—$1.1 million for a new grant program for local law enforcement (two separate vetoes)

—$100,000 to the Palmetto Project, which was supposed to help children eligible for Medicaid enroll through school.

—$150,000 of lottery money to Southern Methodist College

—$150,000 of lottery money to Clinton Junior College

—$150,000 of lottery money to Coker College

—$300,000 to the Lowcountry Graduate Center

—$400,000 to the Capital IT-oLogy Coursepower Project, a six-course college minor in applied computing

—$50,000 to the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro

—$200,000 to the State Museum for acquisitions

—$150,000 to the Greenville Children's Museum

—$250,000 to the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia

—$75,000 to the town of Eastover for a historic site

—$200,000 for the Walhalla Civic Auditorium

—$100,000 to the South Carolina Hall of Fame in Myrtle Beach

—$250,000 to Sea Haven in Myrtle Beach, which provides temporary shelter for homeless youth ages 13-21

—$100,000 to the Charles Lea Center in Spartanburg, which provides residential and day services for people with disabilities

—$400,000 to the Centers for Fathers and Families which offers programs for unwed dads

—$500,000 for the Horry-Georgetown Evacuation Route. $4 million is provided for its plan and design elsewhere in the budget

—$220,000 to the University of South Carolina to pay for artifacts now on loan that were excavated from Parris Island

—$570,000 to the Department of Natural Resources for a drill rig and water truck

—$1.1 million to the Department of Natural Resources for the Waddell Mariculture Center in Beaufort County

—$1 million to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to fund other parks

—$2 million to the Office on Aging for caregivers who help seniors live in their homes independently

—$350,000 for the Department of Commerce to distribute to local community development groups

—$100,000 to the Sea Grants Consortium for stormwater research

—$250,000 for Lake Ashwood in Bishopville

—$150,000 for Lake Paul Wallace in Bennettsville

—$150,000 for the Palmetto Trail

—$100,000 for the Francis Marion Trail

—$2 million for a grant program for youth sports groups

—$400,000 for international marketing of South Carolina's coastal tourist destinations

—$300,000 for football exhibition games

—$100,000 to the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden

—$200,000 for the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston

—$50,000 for a fire department near Jones Gap State Park in Greenville County

—$75,000 to host the Carolina Panthers' training camp in Spartanburg

—$150,000 to market the Black Expo in Columbia, Charleston and Upstate

—$200,000 to help build a entertainment and sports complex in Spartanburg County

—$750,000 to New Carolina, a nonprofit that promotes business clusters in South Carolina

—$60,000 to the Columbia Minority Business Development Agency, which Haley says is run by a for-profit company

—$600,000 for a railroad spur at the intersection of Interstates 95 and 26, which Haley says is already built

—$100,000 for a facility in Marion County to provide adult education and technical training

—$750,000 for an industrial park near Darlington

—$300,000 for utility lines to be attached to the new Fripp Island bridge in Beaufort County

—$150,000 for roof repair at the Cherry Grove Future Farmers of America Camp in North Myrtle Beach

—$100,000 for a public swimming pool in Walhalla that meets disability laws

—$200,000 for a playground in Myrtle Beach for people with disabilities

—$150,000 for asbestos abatement at the city of Laurens

—allowing legislators a $12,000 yearly increase in their stipend for in-district expenses. The veto cuts no money, because the money is not on a separate line. The budget requires the raises to be paid from within the House's and Senate's budgets.

Source: Gov. Nikki Haley's office

http://governor.sc.gov/ExecutiveOffice/Documents/General%20Appropriation%20Veto.PDF

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