COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The state Senate has overridden 46 of Governor Nikki Haley's 81 budget vetoes.
Altogether, lawmakers upheld 35 of the items Haley booted from the spending plan, striking about $5-million from the state's $6.7-billion state budget.
The vetoes overridden by the Senate include saving the South Carolina Arts Commission and the Sea Grant Consortium, which are frequent Haley targets.
But the Senate agreed with the governor and removed $1-million in funding for a visitor's center in Orangeburg and $453,000 for lights near a tennis center on Daniel Island.
Many of the votes were close.
Seven times senators sustained a veto, then came back and voted to override it.
Legislators will now go home until January.