COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH/AP) -- House lawmakers will consider overriding vetoes that shut down two agencies and struck $10 million designated to districts to help pay for mandated teacher salary increases.
House Speaker Bobby Harrell had planned on returning in mid-September. But he decided to call legislators back sooner because of those three vetoes. The Senate returns Wednesday.
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The state Arts Commission and Sea Grant Consortium had to close after Haley released her budget vetoes June 6 because she struck all state and federal money for the agencies.
The first-term Republican governor vetoed 81 items from the Legislature's combined budget and reserve spending plans. They represent $67.5 million in state taxes out of $6.8 billion designated by legislators.