S.C. House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

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Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 12:40 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly has overturned many of Gov. Henry McMaster’s budget vetoes.

But lawmakers did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a supercomputer to Columbia.

The money was set aside for what supporters called a quantum computing operation and set up a nonprofit to rent time on the machine to researchers and others.

Twenty-nine of the vetoes had no money attached after legislative budget negotiators couldn’t agree on how much to spend.

Of the other ones, the General Assembly put 26 items worth about $20 million back into the budget.

Lawmakers allowed to stand the governor’s decision to remove 17 of the items, worth about $33 million

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