Cindi Ross Scoppe

December 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Scoppe: The SC Legislature’s special little governments

Forget that crazy arrangement with the Richland County elections office. For a truly remarkable example of legislative meddling gone mad, consider South Carolina’s 500 special-purpose districts, each of which provides a single service, mostly to tiny segments of the population, most of which are operated by people who are at least two steps removed from even the theoretical possibility of accountability to the public.

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