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Veto session marks end of long budget process
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The General Assembly met last week to consider Governor Haley’s budget vetoes. Having originally decided to meet in September, the Legislature changed its plans because two of the budget vetoes wiped out two state agencies and other vetoes created uncertainties that needed to be resolved quickly, like funding of teacher pay raises before the start of the school year. The House and Senate responded to the Governor’s 81 vetoes with a practical and common sense approach and considered the impact of the investments and value of the work to South Carolinians.