The Palmetto Insider

The blog of the South Carolina Policy Council

DHEC Secret Meeting Questioned

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The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) met in a private session last week to discuss legislation that could drastically change the agency. According to The State, many in observers are questioning why the meeting was held behind closed doors and wondered why DHEC is operating behind a veil of secrecy.

Such meetings point to the need for more transparency in state government. The Policy Council profiled transparency legislation likely to come up in the 2010 session in the The Best & Worst to Come: A Review of Transparency Policy for 2009-2010. While there are many worthwhile transparency initiatives likely to come up in 2010, what is most needed is consistent roll call voting.

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Written by SC Policy Council

December 18, 2009 at 11:27 am

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