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Gov. Nikki Haley talks ethics, healthcare reform in State of the State

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

After a year of indictments, ethics trials, and a hacker victimizing nearly every single South Carolinian, Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her State of the State address.

Haley calls this one of the longest days of the year for a governor, and the speech is certainly the longest one she'll give this year.

Haley discussed the hack, stopping state taxpayers from paying for the president's healthcare act, and giving more power to the governor's office.

Last summer, Haley found herself on trial on ethics allegations, but the House Ethics Committee cleared her. In the fall, Haley was in the middle of the largest cyber security failure in state history after a hacker stole more than 4 million taxpayer and business' personal information.

"We will talk about cyber security, where we are, where we were, where we are now and what we can expect as we go forward," said Haley.

The governor also said she had no interest in accepting the federal Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act.

"I do not think it is in the best interest of South Carolina. I am not going to change my position on that expansion and I'll explain that tonight, as well," said Haley.

Although Haley says she'll work to keep South Carolina taxpayers from paying for what Republicans call "Obamacare", she is working with lawmakers on an alternative.

"It's also going to be more of not just no, but solutions as to where we are and what we're doing. I think a lot of people in South Carolina realize we actually are working on a lot of things when it comes to healthcare and so those will come out as well," said Haley.

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