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The blog of the South Carolina Policy Council

What’s Happening in SC on Thursday, 11/5

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Article of the Day

Backdoor government deals are not in anyone’s best interest.

–SCPC President Ashley Landess

“There is something fundamentally wrong in a system in which politicians shut the door when making decisions about (taxpayer money) and refuse to tell them what they are,” said Landess in the Post and Courier.

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/nov/05/details-to-be-kept-quiet/

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20091105/BUSINESS05/91104007/1003/BUSINESS/Boeing-incentive-package-could-stay-secret-for-a-year

 

SCPC in the News

SCPC: Five reasons the Boeing deal is bad public policy.

http://www.free-times.com/index.php?cat=1992912063981076&ShowArticle_ID=11010311092877100

When will taxpayers learn the hidden consequences of Boeing’s big tax breaks?

http://www.statehousereport.com/CurrentIssue.aspx?ID=50#Commentary

 

Transparency

Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom tells school officials his office will help them put their check registers online.

http://www.independentmail.com/news/2009/nov/04/sc-comptroller-general-talks-transparency-schools/

Taxpayer-funded lobbyists fight for more of your taxpayer dollars.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/OpEdColumns/vaughters-column2009-11-03T21-30-41

 

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Written by SC Policy Council

November 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Posted in News & Media, Transparency

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