updated 5:47 p.m., Feb. 5
Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill to abolish the state Budget and Control Board. She kicked off a ceremonial bill signing Wednesday with a tribute to the late Gov. Carroll Campbell for the work he did to restructure government while in office. “I was amazed at his fight,” she said.
The Campbell family joined Haley at the signing, with one son of the late governor sharing his remarks. Michael Campbell said government always needs to improve. “The next stage is that it doesn’t stop here,” he said.
The restructuring legislation creates a State Fiscal Accountability Authority, which has the same makeup as the Budget and Control Board and will continue to manage bonds and procurement. It also consolidates information technology, human resources and several other government functions under a Cabinet-level Department of Administration.
Haley noted former Gov. Mark Sanford and his re-ignition of the fight to restructure government when he took office in 2003.
Haley officially signed the bill into law last week. But the bill’s provision to abolish the board takes effect in 2015.