Despite opposition at its Tuesday, Jan. 27, meeting, Lancaster City Council approved second reading of an amended ordinance that eliminates public comment from the annexation process if all the affected residents agree to it.
With a new session that began Jan. 13, the opportunities for positive reforms to our system of governance, tax structure and personal freedoms should be plentiful.
And while there are some strong reforms on the table this year, it’s the weak refoms – and even some measures that would take us backward – that will likely take center stage if citizens don’t keep a watchful eye on their lawmakers.
These were the words of outrage of freshman S.C. Legislator Cezar McKnight when discussing the scandal of the $123 million in fines the state has paid for its 25-year failure to comply with federal law with regard to deadbeat dads.
The question is, can this young reformer do something about this, or will politics as usual in South Carolina prevail?