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House sustains 51 vetoes

Jun 17, 2010 9:54:00 PM - thestate.com

The Senate ended three days of gridlock Thursday by voting to scrap a joint House-Senate plan on controversial voter ID legislation.The issue is likely dead for the year, as House leaders indicated they would not support the Senate plan.

The Senate move capped a marathon three days in the General Assembly where:

• Gov. Mark Sanford saw the House sustain the most budget vetoes in any year since the Carroll Campbell administration, carrying with it the biggest budget cuts by a governor in state history. The House agreed with 51 of Sanford’s 107 vetoes, worth about $300 million in cuts. The success stands in sharp contrast with last year, when Sanford issued 10 budget vetoes and the General Assembly rejected all 10.

• The S.C. Budget and Control Board was defunded on a $25 million Sanford veto, leaving lawmakers and leaders in state government unsure about how the state’s administrative agency will operate after July 1.

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