The S.C. House has overturned the first of Gov. Nikki Haley's budget vetoes, restoring a $107 million fund that will pay for economic development, technical college job-training programs, tourism advertising and college campus maintenance.
The vote is the first of 35 scheduled on Haley's budget vetoes, totaling $213 million, that the new Republican governor issued Tuesday.
Other vetoes to be taken up this afternoon would cut $95 million for public school programs, most of S.C. ETV's budget, $2 million to run a conservation program that buys and preserves land, and the entire $1.9 million Arts Commission budget.
To overturn a veto requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and the Senate.
The House voted 112-1 to restore the $107 million in spending. Only state Rep. Ralph Norman, R-York, voted to sustain the veto.