Haley to be sworn in as South Carolina governor

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Posted: Jan 12, 2011 5:02 AM
Haley to be sworn in as South Carolina governor

Nikki Haley will step into history when she's sworn in as South Carolina's 90th governor.

The 38-year-old Republican becomes South Carolina's first female and first minority governor when she takes the oath of office Wednesday. She'll also be the nation's second Indian-American chief executive of a state.

Haley comes into office with the state facing a gaping $829 million shortfall in the upcoming budget. In November, she appointed a fiscal crisis task force to come up with plans to reduce state spending for what she called the worst budget year the state has ever seen.