Reported by Joanne Lu, SCRN
Gov. Mark Sanford applauds the South Carolina House of Representatives for sustaining 51 of 107 budget vetoes, an “unprecedented level of sustained budget vetoes.”
Included in this budget cut was the entire section that depends on now doubtful federal Medicaid funding. According to Sanford, if the Medicaid match dollars do materialize, the House has pledged to set the potential $261 million aside to reduce next year’s budget shortfall from about $1 billion to less than $800 million.
Sanford, in a statement this morning, says he is pleased with what he calls “rejecting the Obama mindset of spending money we don’t have” and is encouraging the Senate to follow the House’s lead in cutting state agency budgets “past fat and into bone.”