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What’s Happening in SC on Friday, 9/18

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          ARTICLE OF THE DAY…

Show Us Your Work

  http://www.thesunnews.com/opinion/v-print/story/1074882.html

Ashley Landess quoted:

The S.C. Policy Council has had some trouble getting open-records requests filled by some lawmakers, especially when the requests are about budgetary issues, said Ashley Landess, president of the group, a think-tank that loudly advocates for a smaller, more transparent S.C. government.

N.C. lawmakers have refrained thus far from returning to session to override Perdue’s veto, and we hope they will allow it to stand. And while at least some lawmakers in South Carolina appear to be operating with a spirit of openness on this particular issue, Landess is correct that in many areas, much work remains to be done.

“It shouldn’t come to a FOIA [formal records request] as often as it does,” Landess said. “Most of this stuff should be available online, period.”

 

TRANSPARENCY 

State agency stimulus expenditures now online

  http://www.columbiabusinessreport.com/news/29492-s-c-stimulus-spending-details-now-available-online

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

City of Columbia dismisses three state lobbyists

  http://www.thestate.com/local/story/947748.html

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Florence County Council approves tax incentives for “Project Element” company

http://www2.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/project_element_incentive_moves_forward_in_florence_county/75867/

Statewide “Profit 101” workshops to focus on increasing SC business competitiveness

  http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/29469-statewide-workshops-to-focus-on-increasing-competitiveness-for-businesses?rss=0

  

EDUCATION 

Clemson University receives $3M U.S. Commerce Department grant for ICAR

  http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20090918/BUSINESS/909180310/1003/Feds-to-help-fund-building-at-ICAR

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Written by Jamie Cordova

September 18, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Posted in News & Media

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