What The SC candidates for governor earn from the public

June 22, 2013 

  • CAPITOL ETHICS

    State Sen.

    Hugh Leatherman

    Did not disclose: $735,000 in state contracts awarded to a company Leatherman partially owns. Says he does not control the company and has no knowledge of its contracts.

    State Rep.

    Kris Crawford

    Did not disclose: $28,000 in Medicaid payments. The physician says he does not know when Medicaid pays for a patient’s care.

    State Rep.

    B.R. Skelton

    Did not disclose: His $22,900 legislative salary — $114,500 for five years — until asked by a reporter. Says he did not know he had to.


    Do you know....

    What state official received almost $30,000 in tickets last year, including $28,000 for football games? Find the answer here.

    What state senator’s business was paid $1.6 million by Medicaid and the insurance program for state workers? Find the answer here.

    What lawmakers reported the most money from public sources? Fine the answer here.

    A new database allows you to search your legislator’s public-sector earnings, businesses, travel and gifts.


    About this series The third in a continuing series in The State on ethics at the S.C. State House

    Today: Each year, state legislators and officials declare how much they earn from the public. However, their wildly inconsistent disclosures, filed with little oversight, make it impossible to say definitively how much officials earn.

A look at what Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and her likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, reported on their 2013 statements of economic interest.

A look at what Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and her likely Democratic opponent, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, reported on their 2013 statements of economic interest:

Income and benefits

Haley: $281,081, which includes money from book royalties and her state salary as governor

Sheheen: $54,346, including his part-time state Senate salary and fees that his law firm earned from three government agencies

Gifts

Haley: $40,515.38 worth of gifts

Sheheen: $1,321.56 worth of gifts

Travel

Haley: $57,800.21 in travel expenses paid for by others

Sheheen: No travel reported

Fees earned from government agencies

Haley: No fees reported

Sheheen: $60,958 in attorneys’ fees for cases before the state Workers Compensation Commission, whose budget and membership is controlled by the Legislature

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