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Haley eliminates Arts Commission in vetoes

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley answers questions during an interview with FOX Carolina. (File/FOX Carolina) South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley answers questions during an interview with FOX Carolina. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's 81 vetoes of the Legislature's spending plans would wipe out the state Arts Commission, cut money for teachers' pay raises, and designate less money to a Commerce Department fund used to close economic development deals.

Haley delivered her vetoes minutes before her deadline at midnight Thursday. They include 74 items in the Legislature's $6.7 billion budget and seven items in a separate bill spending $100 million from a rainy-day account that wasn't needed.

Items Haley wants removed include $10 million allocated to school districts to help boost teachers' salaries by 2 percent. Local projects she calls wasteful earmarks include money for a North Myrtle Beach museum, preserving African-American history sites in Charleston and preserving the nation's first community of freed slaves in Beaufort County.

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