Bill Davis, editor | read
24, 2013 -- Dont get too excited that the state Senate passed a
budget late last night for the coming 2013-14 fiscal year. The real work
aint over yet.
The $6.3 billion
budget of state tax dollars was the result of compromise by the three
corners of the Senate Democrats, country club Republicans and tea
As forecast in last
weeks issue, Finance Chair Sen. Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence) was
able to get Democrats to vote with moderate Republicans for the budget.
He sweetened the pot a little via funding for roads and enhanced funding
for K-4 education programs.
Pay more than lip service
Andy Brack, publisher | read
MAY 24, 2013
-- You really have to wonder whether South Carolina legislators fully
embrace the whole spirit of more accountability and transparency that
they squawk about when elections roll around.
With just a couple
of weeks left of this years legislative session, theres real
concern by some about whether lawmakers will pass a package of ethics
reforms being pushed since two recent high profile ethics inquiries.
The first involved
Gov. Nikki Haley, who was accused but cleared of lobbying for business
as a state representative. Subsequently, Haley empanelled a special ethics
policy group to recommend reforms.
24 , 2013
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