Gov. Nikki Haley Talks Education, Restructuring in State of the State

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Gov. Nikki Haley delivers her 2013 State of the State address. (Image: SCETV)

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is asking legislators in her third State of the State address to overhaul public school funding, improve the state's crumbling roads, and make prisons a safer place for the guards who oversee the most violent offenders.

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The Republican governor also revives previous calls to restructure government and further cut taxes.
Haley says she'll work to improve residents' health, especially in rural areas, without expanding Medicaid. She also acknowledges the state should have done more to protect taxpayers' personal data and pledges to increase cybersecurity across agencies
Haley says she will not implement an expansion of Medicaid as called for in the federal health care law, and she will not support raising the gas tax to pay for road and bridge work.

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