SC Gov Haley bashing House budget-writers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is lambasting the House budget-writing committee for not including $140 million worth of tax cuts in their spending plan for the coming year.

The Republican governor said Wednesday at a South Carolina Association of Taxpayers luncheon that she’s going to be very loud in her criticism and hound legislators daily until they put her tax cut proposals in the budget.

Floor debate on the budget is scheduled next week. House Republicans have been working on a package of bills they tout as wholesale tax reform that include what Haley wants. The caucus hopes to introduce them this week after months of meetings.

But Haley says they won’t be enacted soon enough. She wants her proposal to cut corporate and personal income taxes in the budget.

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