- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

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

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