Article Archive for June 2017
A new law closing loopholes in South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act represents “a big step forward” in government transparency, Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday at a ceremonial signing.
The impending blowback from the state’s pension reform bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster in April, was clearly illustrated Tuesday night in Seneca, as city leaders rolled out the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
In the $10,483,723 city budget, which city council unanimously approved on first reading at city hall, a tax hike of 1.2 mills, a slight increase in garbage fees and five city jobs that are set to be lost to attrition are helping to offset a payout of $172,000 as part of the pension bill, much to the chagrin of city administrator Greg Dietterick.
One of the criticisms of increasing the state’s gas tax is that a lack of oversight in the S.C. Department of Transportation makes it difficult to understand at times why certain projects get green-lighted when other roads are clearly more in need of repair.
Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark has requested additional officers to help with an “increasing volume” in day-to-day operations.
CLEMSON — Reed Rohlman knows a little something about getting hot at the plate.