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South Carolina House members vote to override most of Haley vetoes considered thus far


COLUMBIA, South Carolina — South Carolina House members have voted to override most of the vetoes by Gov. Nikki Haley they've considered so far.

The chamber on Monday voted to override 33 of the 46 vetoes they've considered. Lawmakers skipped two measures and opted to return Tuesday morning.

Last month, Haley vetoed 87 items worth about $30 million from the Legislature's budget package, saying she didn't cut more because legislators did as she asked.

It was the highest number of line-item vetoes Haley has issued in her five years as governor, but the dollar amount struck from the more than $7 billion plan for state taxes is the second lowest.

In its 33 overrides, the House restored all but $925,000 in state funding of the measures considered.

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