Tuesday’s editorial urges the governor to work on her people skills ahead of the next legislative session:
If the governor is trying to convince legislators to give her more power over the daily running of the state, this isn’t the way to go about it. Gov. Nikki Haley has a historic opportunity to retake the powers of the executive branch and disentangle its functions from the legislature, but she first needs to keep the favor of legislators in order to win reform. Her abrasive actions thus far in her tenure are only making it harder to further that worthy goal.
The state has long lived with a weak executive branch, with the governor given less authority than leaders of many other states and overseen by a more powerful legislature that has kept the reins of power firmly in its fist.