Recently, lawmakers in South Carolina included $155 million in earmarks in the state budget.
According to the Post and Courier, the $155 million includes funding for nearly 230 pet projects from state legislators. A new Senate rule passed this year enables the public to see what legislators are allocating taxpayer dollars for earmarks, but unfortunately, the House doesn’t have that same rule.
South Carolina taxpayers deserve transparency and a state government who will spend their money wisely and effectively.
However, Gov. McMaster vetoed nearly all of these pet projects and kept his word – now we need the legislature to do so, too!
That’s why we’re asking our officials not to override Gov. McMaster’s veto.
Sign the letter to urge our lawmakers not to override this veto, and to rein in wasteful spending and fiscal mismanagement in Columbia!