THERE ARE a number of local elections across the Midlands today. Here’s a recap of The State’s endorsements in contests for mayor and three council seats in Columbia as well as a Richland County bond referendum that would allow the public library to borrow money to improve existing branches and build two new ones.
The system is overdue for a large-scale makeover to transform its main location and branches into the high-tech, information-rich meeting places needed to serve this community well into the 21st century. Richland County voters should vote “ yes” to a proposed $59 million bond issue that would allow the system to remain the jewel that it is.
To read our complete endorsements, go to thestate.com/endorsements.