Governor Nikki Haley has issued state lawmakers with what she calls a report card.
I turned around and I said: What is this? And someone said: That’s your report card. It’s the governor’s report card. So, I started looking and I’m trying to figure out how you get graded and then I started looking at some of the issues and I asked myself: Why isn’t raffles on there? Why isn’t gaming laws on there? Why isn’t constitutional spending limitations? It doesn’t bother me to grade people. Whether we are on a sliding scale, I just don’t know.
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell says the governor is grading lawmakers on each individual bill that specific lawmaker proposed and where they are on it. McConnell says he doesn’t think the report cards are going to go over too well.
What she thinks is important is not necessarily important. I think the deficit is real important. The deficit isn’t on there. It’s in the executive branch, so I guess that’s why the executive branch doesn’t want to talk about it. It was racked up before she came.
And, as for the deficit–
The Budget and Control Board for instance, which is an executive control that has two legislatives on it, they went and recognized that deficit and as best I can look at, I don’t see where they really made a finding that it was unavoidable. How can it be unavoidable when the agency knew in October of 2009 that they were spending more than they were budgeting.
McConnell says the state Senate and Governor Haley ARE getting along so far.