SC governor got nearly $100,000 in gifts and trips in 2013

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

Last year, Gov. Nikki Haley took trips reimbursed by others totaling nearly $47,000 and accepted other gifts collectively valued at more than $45,000, according to her annual income-disclosure statement filed this week with the State Ethics Commission.

Haley’s office did not respond Tuesday to written and phone messages from The Nerve seeking more specifics about some of the freebies, including confirmation of the identities of several of her largest donors, and the nature or purpose of their gifts or trips they reimbursed.

Haley, a Republican, received $106,078 in salary as governor last year and another $100,000 from Penguin Group USA, as listed on her income-disclosure form, known as a statement of economic interests.

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