Haley in Washington to meet with Boehner, Obama

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley and other governors-to-be are in Washington to meet with top Republican leaders and President Barack Obama.

Haley is among Republican governors-elect meeting Wednesday with House Speaker-elect John Boehner. Republicans are strategizing on how to roll back President Obama's health care law when the next Congress convenes in January.

Haley and governors-elect of both parties are set to meet with Obama on Thursday. He made the invitation shortly after the election.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says states can't afford mandates approved in Washington during Obama's presidency. He says South Carolina needs flexibility to deal with its budget crisis, and Haley will ask that the mandates stop.

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