Monday, June 3, 2019
This post has a comprehensive list of news coverage related to the recent Intergovernmental Agreement and actions by Charleston County with half cent sales tax dollars.
News Coverage January 2019-present:
Topic – FAQ on the project October 3, 2018: I-526 extension explained: The controversy, the cost and what it means for you
Excerpt: Charleston County is ready to spend more money than they’ve ever spent on any single project to make the Interstate…
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Today, the state’s Joint Bond Review Committee demonstrated fiscal concern for Charleston County taxpayers when it decided to carefully review and digest data gathered by a subcommittee studying the contract for the Interstate 526 extension. And instead of charging ahead with a vote, committee members again requested still-outstanding legal assurances from Charleston County.
JBRC member Sen. Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee), who is chairman of the subcommittee studying the contract, said that group will meet one more…
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
In Columbia this morning, Charleston County’s financial advisor, attorney and Chairman Elliott Summey presented the county’s plans to fund its portion of the extension of I-526, primarily using revenue from the 2004 and 2016 half-cent sales taxes. They confirmed our fear that this plan is half-formed and could jeopardize not only the half-cent sales tax projects, but also the county’s ability to address future needs.
On top of that, Charleston County Council isn’t being honest…