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House Preparing to Push Through Economic Incentives Bill on Friday Vote?

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The House’s omnibus economic incentives bill, H 4478, passed on second reading today. By a vote of 105 to 9. This should come as no surprise given that the measure has 108 cosponsors. It also speaks to the need to constantly be watching what is going on down here in Columbia.

… which is apparently what lawmakers are hoping we are not doing. By all accounts, the House is going to meet tomorrow to push the bill through on third reading. Yet Fridays at the Legislature are usually reserved for local matters.

But if this bill is such a great idea, why push it through under a dubious Friday vote? What we need is more – not less transparency – when it comes to economic incentives. Stay tuned for more updates. We’ll be there bright and early – watching and recording – tomorrow morning.

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Written by SC Policy Council

March 4, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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