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Lawmaker: Budget and Control Board Does ‘Jam-Up’ Job

On Jan. 26 the S.C. Senate debated a bill that would abolish the Budget and Control Board – the powerful five-member board that runs state government. Although observers of both parties have usually agreed that the Board system has not … Continue reading

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Senate Faces Choice on Dept. of Administration: True Change or Fig-Leaf Reform

Although myriad ifs, ands or buts could derail it, a full-on elimination of the Budget and Control Board is in the works in the S.C. General Assembly. On Tuesday, the Senate plans to resume debating a bill that would abolish … Continue reading

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Restructuring: Lots of Talk, Little Action

“Restructuring” might have been the buzzword of this year’s legislative session, but in the end, there was a whole lot of talk – and even an emergency S.C. Supreme Court ruling – with no concrete results. Take the State Agency … Continue reading

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BCB Hard to Kill in Department of Administration Bill

If a Department of Administration is going to happen this year, the S.C. General Assembly in wrapping up its work from the 2011 legislative session will have to take decisive action on a very complex issue. But even if it … Continue reading

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Nothing for Certain with Administration Agency

A skeptic might say to supporters of a proposed Department of Administration that it would not necessarily lead to savings and efficiencies in state government – and in fact could end up costing taxpayers more money. Continue reading

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Nothing for Certain with Administration Agency

A skeptic might say to supporters of a proposed Department of Administration that it would not necessarily lead to savings and efficiencies in state government – and in fact could end up costing taxpayers more money.

A cynic might tell the advocates to be careful what you wish for – you just might get it. Continue reading

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