COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Senate is expected to discuss and possibly vote Thursday on a override of Gov. Mark Sanford's veto of a 50 cent increase in the nation's lowest cigarette tax.
The House voted 90-29 to reject the veto Wednesday, a day after the Republican governor rejected the bill to raise the 7 cents per pack tax.
The chamber erupted in applause after the vote. A two-thirds majority vote is also required in the Senate before the increase becomes law.
Sanford opposes raising the cigarette tax unless some other tax is decreased.