Haley reaches 100 days as South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to push jobless benefit reforms and government restructuring as she moves beyond her first 100 days in office.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Haley pointed out the highlights of her term so far, including more recorded votes in the Legislature and efforts to deal with Medicaid deficits and restructure state government.

Haley also is mapping the agenda that lies ahead. That includes new job training programs and finding ways to give employers a break from higher unemployment insurance taxes.

Haley's job creation record doesn't look impressive so far, but she said there are big announcements involving thousands of jobs.

Legislators say Haley has been a lot easier to work with than former Gov. Mark Sanford.

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