Veto Imminent on South Carolina’s Savannah River Project

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's spokesman says she plans to veto a measure opposing her board's decision to allow Georgia to dredge the Savannah River and expand its port.

The measure viewed as a rebuke of the Republican governor is on its way to her desk following yet another unanimous vote. The House voted 105-0 on Tuesday to approve a tweak the Senate made to the bill. The same chamber voted 111-0 two weeks ago.

The proposal is designed to help undo the Department of Health and Environmental Control's decision allowing Georgia to dredge the shared river.

The measure retroactively suspends the agency's ability to make dredging decisions. The Senate approved it 37-0 last week after inserting a clause specifying the suspension applies to the Savannah port project only.
 


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