Irmo-Seven Oaks Patch: Legislator calls for public feedback

Excerpt taken from Irmo-Seven Oaks Patch . . .

State Rep. Nathan Ballentine, R-Lexington, invites the public to give their feedback on Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget vetoes.

“Volunteers have placed over 2,000 flyers in newspaper boxes this week in Irmo [and] Chapin, and I’m getting great feedback,” Ballentine said. “Most want to sustain all vetoes. Some want overrides of education and public safety.”

“Regardless, just hearing from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents gives me a better understanding of what’s at stake.”

Legislators return to Columbia on Tuesday to decide whether to override or sustain Haley’s vetoes.

To override the vetoes, a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate is needed.

Before casting his vote, Ballentine has asked to hear from others through his website or by contacting him directly.

“Every year since I’ve been in office there’s always a lot of talk about gubernatorial vetoes. Do I agree with some of them? Yes. All of them? No. What’s more important than that is what my constituents believe and how they view the expenditures of non-recurring dollars or “one time money,” Ballentine said.

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