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Haley vetoes school, ETV money from state budget

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has issued dozens of vetoes, blocking state funding for public television, the state Arts Commission and $56 million for schools.

The Republican governor announced 35 vetoes on Tuesday to save $213 million. They are the first issued since she took office in January.

Haley also vetoed the GOP-majority Legislature's proposal to use state money for the 2012 Republican presidential primary.

Legislators need to muster two-thirds votes in the House and Senate to override a governor's vetoes.

If the vetoes hold, South Carolina ETV and the Arts Commission could still raise money or get federal funding, but not state tax dollars.

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