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Haley Signs Government Restructuring Bill

Haley Signs Government Restructuring Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Governor Nikki Haley has signed a long-sought government restructuring bill into law.

Haley had planned to publicly sign the bill Wednesday, but the cancellation of this week's legislative session due to wintry weather caused her office to reschedule that ceremony.

The measure is being called the largest overhaul of state government in 20 years.

The law divides the Budget and Control Board's wide-ranging divisions among several new and existing agencies.

Most of the Board's workers will transfer to the new, Cabinet-level Department of Administration.

That will give the governor oversight of bureaucratic functions of government such as fleet and property management, mail, human resources and technology services.

The Budget and Control Board name ceases to exist in summer 2015.

 

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