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Column: Ex-lawmakers, staffers earn hefty salaries at S.C. agencies

Nepotism is a well-known part of S.C. state government.
Lawmakers routinely appoint their siblings and spouses and friends to university boards and various state commissions, for example. Less well known are the outsized salaries associated with some of those positions.
Before considering the salaries of lawmakers’ friends and relatives, though, take a look at the salaries of those in charge of core state agencies – law enforcement and the like.

Poll

Should special interest groups, like those for and against the incorporation of Indian Land, be allowed at polling locations?

Yes. They should be allowed to request signatures from voters by the poll entrance before they vote.
7% (6 votes)
Yes, but they should only be allowed to talk to voters at the poll entrance after they vote.
4% (4 votes)
Yes, but they should be 200 feet away from the poll entrance at all times.
26% (23 votes)
No. These groups should use other avenues to persuade voters and gather signatures.
63% (57 votes)
Total votes: 90

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