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What’s Happening in SC on Friday, 10/16

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            ARTICLE OF THE DAY… 

Congress OKs hydrogen funds

http://www.thestate.com/business/story/985611.html 

“Obviously the lobbyists won this round,” said Ashley Landess of the S.C. Policy Council. “There is no other explanation on why they would fund it when there is no private sector business interest and no demand for it – at least in South Carolina. The only interest here is by the government.”

 

TRANSPARENCY 

SC-GA port chair pledges more notice on meetings

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/29885-clemson-arborgen-partner-in-biomass-research-cooperative 

Department of Public Safety in violation of FOIA laws

http://www.theitem.com/article/20091016/ITNEWS01/710169970 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Florence County Council approves incentives for new company

http://www2.scnow.com/scp/news/local/pee_dee/article/florence_county_council_gives_final_ok_to_incentives_for_company/81254/ 

City of Sumter to push “sports tourism”

http://www.theitem.com/article/20091016/ITNEWS01/710169968/-1/ITNEWS

 

FEDERAL STIMULUS WATCH 

Clemson University research dollars slip; federal stimulus funds could offset decline

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/oct/15/clemson-university-research-dollars-slip-state-cut/ 

MUSC gets $28.7M in economic stimulus funding

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/oct/15/musc-gets-287m-in-federal-grants/ 

SCSU budget committee says university president can’t use federal stimulus to plug budget gap; approves furlough recommendation

http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2009/10/16/news/doc4ad7b88098e0f188101771.txt 

http://www.thestate.com/local/story/985725.html 

Bamberg School District Two to receive federal stimulus funds for energy conservation; to conduct energy audit

http://www.thetandd.com/articles/2009/10/16/news/doc4ad7b30b73b48666990604.txt

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Written by SC Policy Council

October 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Posted in News & Media

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