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Governor Haley's budget cuts

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed 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. They would remove a combined $67.5 million.

Here is a sampling of the cuts:     

-$10.1 million to support teacher pay raises     
-$10 million transferred from the national mortgage settlement to Commerce for closing deals     -$3 million fund for rural infrastructure projects; Haley notes it has $20 million in the bank      -$1.9 million for the Arts Commission     
-$500,000 in Arts Commission grants     
-$1.5 million for technology for the Judicial Department     
-$1.2 million toward boosting enrollment at the Governor's School of Science & Math     
-$1.25 million for construction at the Governor's School for Arts & Humanities     
-$750,000 for window replacement at Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School     
-$600,000 for State Farmers Market operations     
-$500,000 for Department of Agriculture to market SC-grown products     
-$454,000 for SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault     
-$428,000 for Sea Grant Consortium     
-$300,000 for North Myrtle Beach historical museum     
-$250,000 for Charles Lea Center for the disabled     
-$200,000 to buy land to preserve Mitchelville, nation's first community of freed slaves
-$200,000 for Southeastern Wildlife Exposition marketing     
-$200,000 for SC Center for Fathers and Families     
-$200,000 for DHEC's head lice program that provides schools with special shampoos
-$200,000 for AIDS Drug Assistance Program through DHEC     
-$200,000 for technology upgrades at John de la Howe School     
-$183,000 for Writing Improvement Network     
-$155,869 for SC Geographic Alliance     
-$100,000 for fire station in Andrews     
-$100,000 for technology upgrade at the University Center of Greenville     
-$100,000 for kidney disease early evaluation     
-$100,000 for James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation     
-$100,000 for hemophilia assistance program     
-$100,000 for Women In Unity     
-$100,000 for Patriot Park environmental pavilion     
-$75,000 for security equipment at the State House parking garage     
-$35,000 for Callen-Lacey Center for Children     
-$30,000 for Irmo Veterans Park     

Source: The governor's office

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