Haley asks SC agencies why they don't use all their money

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has told all state agencies to begin giving an explanation if they have money left in their budgets at the end of the year.

Haley issued an executive order with the requirement on Monday.

The Legislature when passing this year's budget asked agencies to provide a report of all fines and fees they collect as part of their budget and how that money is spent. The money is called the "other funds" budget.

Haley says her order builds on that requirement and on her request last month that agencies report on programs that would reduce or eliminate if their budgets were cut by 3 percent.

The governor says she wants to help agencies with long-term planning the next time the economy slows.