Sanford to criticize legislative spending

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Mark Sanford plans to give South Carolina legislators an earful before they send him a budget.

Sanford has scheduled a news conference Monday to talk about the $5.6 billion state budget and legislators plans to spend $350 million in federal stimulus cash despite his objections.

Legislative leaders said Thursday they hope to reach final compromises and send the budget to the Republican governor this week. Sanford said the budget doesn't do enough to restructure government or make it more efficient.

Sanford scheduled his news conference at a Statehouse security checkpoint he ordered unstaffed earlier this year and will talk about legislators' plans to create a new Capitol Police Force.

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