SC Gov. Sanford lets $488M budget cuts stand

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will allow $488 million in state spending cuts go into effect without his signature.

Sanford complained Thursday the Legislature tied his hands by limiting where Cabinet agencies can make cuts. But he said he expects further reductions will be needed amid the struggling economy and asked legislators to give him more authority to deal with spending decisions.

The budget cuts will take effect Thursday at midnight with health care programs and colleges taking the hardest hit.

If Sanford had vetoed items in the 60-page bill, legislators would have returned to Columbia on Friday to decide whether to override the vetoes.

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ispeakadatruth 10/30/08 - 05:06 pm
well of course health care

well of course health care and education get it the worst. why do people need that dumb junk? as long as all the big wigs keep their salaries, that's the important thing.

God save America
God save America 10/30/08 - 07:55 pm
why is it always health and

why is it always health and schools get hurt the worst. how about some or the perks that the people in state gov.get why not do away with the perks. do away with gas and gov. charge cards. cut out free travel accounts. cut out free gov. cars that they drive.

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