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The blog of the South Carolina Policy Council

What’s Happening in SC on Monday, 9/28

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ARTICLE OF THE DAY…

Universities defend lobbying costs; opponents say practice misuses public money 

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/sep/28/schools-defend-lobbying-costs/?print

http://www.thesunnews.com/news/local/story/1090839.html

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/981745.html

 

Ashley Landess, president of The South Carolina Policy Council, a conservative think tank in Columbia pushing for more transparency in government, said neither state nor federal taxpayers’ money should be used to pay for lobbyists. “It’s a conflict of interest against the people,” she said. “As a taxpayer, I might be paying a lobbyist to fight for something I don’t agree with.”

Landess called the argument that legislators need lobbyists to educate them absurd. “Their job is to know what bills they’re voting on,” she said.

 

TRANSPARENCY

Information requested through FOIA will not be released; county council chairman sights “inaccuracies” as reasoning

http://www.edgefielddaily.com/column092609.html

College officials’ flights scrutinized

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/961831.html

LIMITED GOVERNMENT

Comptroller General says stimulus money growing government instead of economy

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/29605-comptroller-says-stimulus-money-growing-government-instead-of-economy

EDUCATION

Oconee legislative delegation says NO to autonomy for school board

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/sep/25/legislators-say-no-fiscal-autonomy-oconee-school-b/?printer=1/

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Written by SC Policy Council

September 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in News & Media

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