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What’s Happening in SC on Thursday, 10/22

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            ARTICLE OF THE DAY… 

Oconee County has money, but won’t give it back to taxpayers

http://www.upstatetoday.com/news/2009/oct/21/oconee-county-has-money-wont-give-it-back/ 

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/oct/21/oconee-council-decides-against-cutting-tax-rate/ 

 

TRANSPARENCY 

Edgefield Daily Editor believes pressure and accountability getting to County Council Vice-Chairman Willie Bright

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/oct/21/south-carolina-jobless-rate-ticks-workforce-drops/ 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

South Carolina State Ports Authority approves strategic roadmap for the future

http://www.charlestonbusiness.com/news/31327-south-carolina-state-ports-authority-board-approves-strategic-roadmap-for-future 

Oconee mulls $100K request from West Union for historic grammar school repairs to increase economic development

http://www.upstatetoday.com/news/2009/oct/22/oconee-mulls-100k-request-west-union/ 

 

FEDERAL STIMULUS WATCH 

$363K in federal stimulus to go to city businesses from the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20091021/ARTICLES/910211100/1083/ARTICLES?Title=New-and-existing-businesses-offered-low-interest-loans 

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20091016/BUSINESS/910160310/1003/Greenville-County-loan-program-to-aid-small-businesses 

South Carolina to get $4M for appliance energy efficiency rebate program

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=greenvilleonline&sParam=31872835.story 

Golden Strip’s Greenlink transportation network applies for $100M federal stimulus grant

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910210322 

 

GOVERNMENT WASTE 

City Council approves allocation of $7K to SCDOT for “aesthetically appealing” concrete poles

http://www.uniondailytimes.com/pages/full_story/push?article-City+council+approves+-7-200+to+dye+poles%20&id=4078779-City+council+approves+-7-200+to+dye+poles&instance=secondary_news_left_column 

 

HEALTH CARE 

Health insurance costs challenge small businesses in Upstate

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20091018/BUSINESS/910180322/1003/Health-costs-challenge-small-businesses-in-Upstate 

 

HOW IT ENDED UP 

Governor named City Police Captain, Freddie Gault, as Union County clerk of court

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20091022/ARTICLES/910221040/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Governor-names-police-captain-as-Union-clerk-of-court

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Written by SC Policy Council

October 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Posted in News & Media

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  1. Social comments and analytics for this post…

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    October 25, 2009 at 7:41 am


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