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What’s Happening in SC on Friday, 10/2

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ARTICLE OF THE DAY… 

Oconee County taxpayers want county to spend their money or give it back   http://www.upstatetoday.com/news/2009/sep/29/taxpayers-say-spend-it-or-give-it-back/

Morris Keasler of Walhalla: “There should be a refund to the people if too many taxes have been collected.”; Jeff Griffith of Walhalla: “If that is the case, then I think a rebate or refund is the best solution.”; Gene Watkins of Walhalla: “Oconee County has collected too many taxes; that’s for damn sure. And I think they should lower the property tax.”

TRANSPARENCY 

Edgefield County Council “magically” chooses finalists for Administrator’s job  http://www.edgefielddaily.com/council100109_1.html 

A call was placed to District 2 councilman Rodney Ashcraft later to get clarification on how the four finalists were chosen. “I don’t know,” Councilman Ashcraft said. When asked what the vote totals were for each finalist Ashcraft said, “There was no vote.” Inquiring further, Mr. Ashcraft said the executive session ended and the meeting was adjourned. 

Clemson University fails to give public records to conservation agency after three months  http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/sep/30/clemson-conservancy-clash-over-public-records-requ/ 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Participants in annual Lowcountry State of the Region breakfast recommend cutting business license fees and increasing tourism marketing funding  http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/986664.html 

Beaufort Redevelopment Commission asks for tax increment financing district to fund Boundary Street projects

http://www.islandpacket.com/1482/story/986793.html 

EDUCATION 

Anderson School District 1 approves additional cuts  http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20090930/NEWS/909300349/Anderson-schools-OK-extra-cuts 

Jasper County School District approves furlough plan   http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/story/983737.html

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Written by SC Policy Council

October 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Posted in News & Media

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