FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2012
Contact: Phillip Cease
Club for Growth Executive Director: “It was a common sense decision”
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Club for Growth issued the following statement today on the Budget and Control Board’s vote to raise health insurance premiums:
“Governor Nikki Haley, Treasurer Curtis Loftis and Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom made the fiscally responsible choice to increase the health insurance premiums of state employees,” said Club for Growth Executive Director Phillip Cease.
“After decades of failing to abolish the Budget and Control Board, I am excited to finally have leadership in the House and Senate agree that this outdated institution is a problem for South Carolina.”
“It was a common sense decision, especially since state employees will receive a raise this year. Many in the private sector have not – and will not – get a raise this year, and few if any have the benefits state employees have.”
Below you will find a link to the editorial by Governor Haley explaining the vote in more detail.
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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