- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Legislature will likely reconvene July 6 to consider overriding Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes and take up proposals to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds.

Both House Speaker Jay Lucas and Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman have informed their members of the likely start.

Legislators approved a measure Tuesday allowing them to add the flag issue to their special session’s agenda.

The chambers’ leaders could call legislators back earlier if they believe Haley’s budget vetoes need addressing before the fiscal year starts Wednesday.

Haley has until midnight Monday to issue her line-item vetoes. In 2012, Haley struck all of the funding for the Arts Commission and Sea Grant Consortium. The agencies had to close until the Legislature returned and overrode those vetoes two weeks later.

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