Wednesday, June 29, 2011

House overrides Haley's veto of arts commission funds

By a vote of 105 to eight, the House just voted to override Governor Nikki Haley's veto of funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission.

White said Haley vetoed the funding that had been negotiated by House members to move most state funding into a grant program. Up to 70 percent of the funding approved by House members pass through the state commission to local arts commissions.

Rep. Leonidas Stavrinakis reminded members that the commissions, state and local, serve all the citizens of the state, and that student scores go up when students are exposed to music and the arts.

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