SC Governor Discusses Veto Overrides

WNRR Augusta – (SC Press Release)

Governor Issues Statement on Veto Overrides

Columbia, S.C. – June 3, 2008 – Governor Mark Sanford today issued the
following statement on the House’s budget veto overrides:

“While I’d give credit to the growing number of taxpayer heroes in the
House who stood with us on most of our vetoes, it’s clear there are
still too few in the House who care about something as seemingly simple as
putting forth a balanced budget,” Gov. Sanford said. “There are going
to be very real deficits at Corrections and Education due to this
budget, and doing anything less than addressing those deficits in full
ignores the reality of the state’s financial situation.”

“Finally, I think it’s telling that when it comes to spending more
money in Columbia, it seems that every excuse under the sun seems to apply.
  In years past, the Administration has been admonished to produce a
shorter list of vetoes.  Yet in this case, when we limit them to not
going backwards in funding retirement obligations and a constitutional
requirement to avoid deficit spending, the overrides persist – and spending
continues.  What is happening here is financially reckless.”

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