- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled Thursday 51 line-item vetoes that strike $41.1 million from the Legislature’s $7.5 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will return next week to decide whether to overturn the vetoes. Fifteen vetoes have no price tag. Others would cut:

-$200,000 for the Colleton County Bookmobile

-$300,000 for the Sumter Environmental Center

-$50,000 for Greenwood Promise Scholarships

-$1 million for the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena at Clemson University

-$300,000 to the Department of Health and Environmental Control for air quality improvements

-$25,000 to the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation for fire suppression

-$150,000 to the Division of Aeronautics for airline recruitment and retention

-$2.3 million for unspecified architectural heritage preservation

-$500,000 to the Department of Social Services for after-school and summer reading programs

-$1.6 million for unspecified “outreach education” through the Department of Natural Resources

-$100,000 for unspecified economic development through the Department of Commerce

-$6.4 million for unspecified “parks, recreational and tourism revitalizations”

-$100,000 for Community Development Corporations

-$75,000 to the Human Affairs Commission to create more Community Relations Councils

-$200,000 for the planned Osprey Village in Beaufort County for adults with disabilities

-$100,000 for engineering to expand Coastal Carolina University’s football stadium

-$7 million for the State Aviation Fund for airport infrastructure

-$1.6 million to the Department of Natural Resources for the Upper Coastal Waterfowl Project

-$100,000 for a Richland County indoor swimming center

-$150,000 for the networking and professional development group Leadership South Carolina

-$500,000 for the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro

-$3 million to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for sports marketing

-$5 million for unspecified parks, recreation and tourism development

-$100,000 to develop driving tours of historic African-American sites

-$400,000 to IT-ology for a college computing course

-$350,000 to the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston

-$380,000 to the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia

-$3 million toward a new Medal of Honor Museum in Charleston Harbor

-$1 million to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate

-$10,000 for State Museum collections

-$250,000 for the Department of Commerce’s Council on Competitiveness

-$100,000 for Commerce’s small business development centers

-$2.5 million for agribusiness development at the Department of Agriculture

-$2 million for Commerce’s Office of Innovation

-$270,000 for the State Aquarium

-$50,000 for USS Laffey at Patriot’s Point

Source: Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto messages on the budget package:



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