SC legislators to take up 107 budget vetoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators will be back at their desks to decide the fate of 107 budget vetoes.

Tuesday's extended session promises to deliver Gov. Mark Sanford more veto wins than he has seen at any time since taking office in 2003.

He leaves office in January and his last round of budget vetoes include measures that could shut down state agencies and end spending on key programs. The state Budget and Control Board's executive director said more than $29 million vetoed from his budget would shut down swaths of his agency.

And the Department of Health and Environmental Control said it mostly shut down a variety of health protection programs including immunizations and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

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