COLUMBIA, S.C.  (AP/WVOC) - State senators have voted against giving themselves a pay raise.

The Senate voted Wednesday to uphold Governor Nikki Haley's veto of a $12,000 annual increase in legislators' expense money.

But the Senate overrode most of Haley's other vetoes, including $2-million for senior caregivers. 

That will restore the money to the Office on Aging, which the governor feels is growing too fast.

Former Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell says programs that help seniors live independently in their homes save taxpayers money, because Medicaid-paid nursing beds are 40 times more expensive.