Wednesday, June 29, 2011

House overrides Haley's veto of school bus funding

By vote of 103-6, the House just voted to override Governor Nikki Haley's veto of $12.4 million for the purchase of new school buses.

House Ways and Means Chairman Brian White explained that the state hasn't purchased school buses "in quite a while" and that Superintendent Mick Zais "actually wants to buy new buses." Funding for the buses comes from "out of unclaimed lottery proceeds," he said.

Members voting to sustain Haley's veto included Rep. Tracy Edge, Rep. Thad Viers, Rep. Ralph Norman and Rep. Nathan Ballentine.

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