Young Adam Beam is doing a very conscientious job covering the House as it runs through the governor’s vetoes. Here are some of his key Tweets thus far (sorry that this looks junky; I haven’t had time to clean it up):
Voting now on Arts Commission. Overwhelming to override #sctweets
Vote was 110 to 5 to override Arts Commission veto. Voting “no”: Frye, Chumley, Nanney, Norman, Southard. # sctweets
Arts Commission veto now heads to the state Senate. #sctweets
Veto No. 2 is EPSCOR funding — basically research money for universities. Vote is close.
EPSCOR veto (No. 2) is sustained, 70-45. Score: Haley 1, House 1.
House is leaving open option to reconsider veto No. 2. Could come back to it.
Veto No. 3 overridden, 110-10. Sea Grant Consortium survives until at least tomorrow #sctweets
Four and five overridden. Next up: Certificate of Need program, the process that determines if a hospital can expand or open a new hospital
Certificate of Need veto overridden. Next up: $10 million in one time money for teacher salaries. #sctweets
Looks like only “no” vote on teacher pay raises will be Rep. Ralph Norman, R-York #sctweets
Yep. Vote was 113-1 for teacher salaries. #sctweets
Gov. School veto overridden 109-3
Veto 9 is $1 million in deferred maintenance at the Dept of Mental Health. They got a huge increase this year, so House votes to sustain
House voting now on funding for a committee started in the Senate. Rep. White asks to send it to Senate, let them decide. #sctweets
But the House doesn’t listen to him, votes 58-53 to sustain the veto.#sctweets
Next is $783K for Education Oversight Committee. Governor says she likes EOC, but doesn’t like how it is funded.
House overrides EOC veto, 80-34
During votes, House members passionately discuss SEC media day — particularly anything Spurrier says #sctweets
House overrides judicial veto, 108-6 #sctweets
So far, House has only sustained one veto that has money attached to it: $300,000 for the Committee on Children #sctweets
Wait, I was wrong. They sustained the $1 million in deferred maintenance for the Dept. of Mental Health #sctweets
House has sustained 8 vetoes so far. Overridden 10. #sctweets