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Guest Column: Did lawmakers violate law with DOT Commission suggestions?

An Upstate legislative delegation might have skirted the state’s open-meetings law last year by privately recommending candidates for a Department of Transportation Commission seat to the governor, The Nerve found in a review.
In interviews in mid-July, Greenville County GOP Reps. Mike Burns and Garry Smith said the Greenville and Spartanburg county legislative delegations each sent a letter to Gov. Henry McMaster supporting a different candidate for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Woodrow “Woody” Willard.

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