(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina Democrats are fighting back against Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of the South Carolina Arts Commission's budget last Friday, The State reports.
At a Monday afternoon news conference organized by Democratic legislators, Sen. Joel Lourie suggested working through the General Assembly to override the veto, the paper says.
Haley's move eliminated $1.9 million in state funding and $500,000 in grants from the arts commission, which oversees the state art collection and gives away grants for arts projects across the state.
Lawmakers are returning next week for a special session to take up Haley's budget vetoes. A two-thirds vote of the House and Senate is needed to override the votes.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio