Governor Nikki Haley went veto happy last week, not only did she kill the S.C. Arts Commission but she also took an axe to The Sea Grants Consortium and a slew of other projects.
North Myrtle Beach is now losing out on $300,000 for the North Myrtle Beach Historical Museum. Horry District 104 Representative Tracey Edge, has a quote over at WPDE that says, "This isn't a question of finances. It's just a question of whether she likes the project or not."
Head to WPDE News Channel 15 for the whole story on NMB's museum.
While Haley states that she wants to put the $67.5 million dollars in cuts she made back into the hands of the tax payer, which is all well and good and a typical thing we hear these days but that would equal $14.42 for every man, woman and child in South Carolina.
Those savings took money from: teacher pay raises, rural infrastructure projects, State Farmers Market operations, Charles Lea Center for the disabled, SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Department of Agriculture to market SC-grown products, AIDS Drug Assistance Program through DHEC, and for for kidney disease early evaluation.
Hop on over to The State to read their write-up, check out Haley's statements released by her and the full ist of programs that have been affected by this $14 tax relief effort.