February 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Phillip Cease
South Carolina Club for Growth urges the House to quickly adopt the amended bill
COLUMBIA, S.C. – In a historic action today, the South Carolina Senate voted to eliminate the Budget and Control Board – bringing South Carolina government in line with the 49 other states by creating a Department of Administration.
The passage of this bill is due, in large part, to the hard work of SC Club for Growth backed Senators Tom Davis and Shane Massey. The amendment they sponsored served as the framework for eliminating the Budget and Control Board.
“While not perfect, the Senate’s version, in many ways, goes further than the House’s when it comes to improving our government structure,” stated SC Club for Growth Executive Director Phillip Cease. “We urge House members to quickly take up and pass the amended bill. South Carolinians deserve a government that can operate in the 21 century.
While today’s final vote on this bill was unanimous, there were some amendments that would have gone further in reforming our government. Unfortunately, they were tabled or stopped by selective parliamentary procedure. These votes did not go unnoticed.”
South Carolina Club for Growth is a network of South Carolinians, from all walks of life, who believe that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom. We work to promote public policies that promote economic growth primarily through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity.
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