Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Governor Nikki Haley says she believes the state owns too many buildings, but she cannot get a handle on the size of problem because her requests for information have gone unanswered.
Haley says she made the request to the state Budget and Control Board during her first month in office.
She says about two and a half years have gone by and she still has not received the information on the number of buildings and vehicles the state owns.
According to Haley, the data could help the state with lease comparisons to see if the state is getting fair market value.
Haley also says it could lead to the state selling off some unnecessary properties.
She says the Budget and Control Board is working on gathering the information, but the fact that it has taken so long is troublesome.
"It says that South Carolina owns too many buildings. If we can't easily provide how many buildings we have and how we're managing those buildings and what the income is we've got a real problem, and I will continue to ask constantly, every week for that list of buildings, and once we get that list of buildings it shows that we've got a lot of work that we need to do," she said.
Haley says the state has some information on buildings, but the others that are not well documented are the ones the state could potentially sell or reevaluate.