Gov. Mark Sanford issued 107 vetoes of the 2010 budget on Wednesday, saying, if enacted, the moves could shave an additional $400 million off the upcoming state spending plan.
The bulk of the veto cuts involve $200 million of proposed Medicaid stimulus money from Washington that Congress has yet to appropriate.
Sanford said he made the vetoes in consultation with leaders of the House and Senate, based on what vetoes those leaders think they will be able to find enough votes to sustain when the General Assembly reconvenes next week to consider the Republican’s vetoes.
Sanford, who is barred by state law from seeking re-election, has battled with the GOP-controlled Legislature for much of his two terms in office. Despite their shared political party, the Legislature has overridden Sanford’s vetoes more often than not.