SC technical schools, ETV, surviving budget vetoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Childhood immunizations, technical colleges, and educational television have so far survived the budget ax as South Carolina legislators consider 107 vetoes.

The House was working its way through Gov. Mark Sanford's vetoes Wednesday.

Legislators overrode vetoes to cut $4 million from the state's technical colleges. Some lawmakers said it was madness to eliminate money to run the schools that businesses rely on and that are vital as jobless workers seek training.

The House saved $4.5 million Sanford wanted cut from the Department of Health and Environmental Control that would have decimated the agency's operations. It also saved the agency $3 million that could have ended various health programs, including immunizations, restaurant inspections, and AIDS drug assistance.

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