February 24th, 2012
Just a few days ago, the S.C. Senate passed the kind of good government reform bill that, according to The (Charleston) Post and Courier,
”would provide for the most significant improvement in the state’s governing structure in nearly 20 years,” and “would mean greater accountability and more opportunity to streamline state operations for efficiency and reduced costs.”The bill eliminates the big, green, ugly monster of the Budget and Control Board that, according to The Greenville News
, “weakened the authority of the Governor’s Office” and “also allows legislators to escape some of the tough decisions that belong to the legislative branch.”
The Senate’s vote was a historic step toward restructuring our antiquated and inefficient state government. Now, we need the House of Representatives to finish the job and send the bill to my desk so we can, as one Senator put it, bring a government structure built for the 19th century into the 21st century.
Make your voice heard! Tell your representative that you support making South Carolina government more accountable and efficient.
My very best,