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Mark Sanford just doesn't get it
May 17, 2005

Today Governor Sanford announced that he has decided to use his office to veto 149 budget items that were overwhelmingly approved by both bodies of the legislature. The Sanford vetoes would eliminate hundreds of thousands of dollars for higher education for four-year institutions including Clemson, MUSC, The Citadel, the University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, South Carolina State University, and Frances Marion. Sanford's vetoes would seriously cut funding for many of the state's two-year institutions, which serve a crucial role in training South Carolina's work force. At the very least, Sanford's actions will stick South Carolina families with major tuition hikes and could threaten the viability of the state's work force.

Sanford has vetoed funding for access to rural health care, rural dentists, and childhood literacy programs. He vetoed funds for fire-fighting equipment and for a children's library in Williamsburg County.
The Sanford vetoes include important cultural and historical initiatives like the Heritage Corridor, The Old Exchange Building in Charleston, the Morris Island Light House fund, aide to the historic Camden Battle Ground site, and the Palmetto Trails.  Sanford even vetoed a half a million dollars designated for the Penn Center in Beaufort -- one of the country's first schools for free slaves.
"Mark Sanford just doesn't get it. He has become so immersed in his narrow political philosophy that he has grown completely out of touch with regular families in South Carolina," said South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Joe Erwin. "Governor Sanford has lectured us for years on the need to making our state's work force competitive in the world economy - why in the world would he then go out and veto funds for the technical training programs that can make that happen? South Carolina deserves a Governor who will fight for the people of South Carolina - not the latest findings of some think-tank," Erwin said.


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