FITSNews Exclusive – S.C. Governor To Be Investigated November 29, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
SENATE PANEL TO DELVE INTO COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM
FITSNews – November 29, 2007 – A well-placed source within the S.C. Senate says that a formal investigation of Gov. Mark Sanford’s competitive grants “scandal” will be announced “as soon as the legislature reconvenes (in the second week of January), if not sooner.”
A source of headaches for both the governor and his sparring partners in the S.C. General Assembly, the competitive grants program has been a veritable scandal factory ever since we blew the whistle on its shady dealings eight months ago.
As we mentioned a few weeks back, State Rep. Michael Thompson is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the program, which was created to foster economic development but has since turned into a legislative slush fund with millions in unauthorized and unaccounted for expenditures.