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Story: SCDOT spent $1.5 million in lobbying over six years

Governor Mark Sanford has recently halted lobbying efforts for SCDOT in Washington. The practice which spent approximately $1.5 million from 2001-2007 was stopped by Sanford who claimed the government and the DOT shouldn't "...be in the business of spending money to lobby for more taxpayer money."

According to Land Line Magazine - a publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association - the $1.5 million figure is on the higher end of costs by state's that do lobby for funds from Washington. According to the magazine, South Carolina's lobbying budget is similar to Pennsylvania's.

For the full article, go here.

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Anonymous said…
The Land Line Magazine story is incorrect. New SC Transportation Secretary H.B. "Buck" Limehouse Jr. terminated the SCDOT contracts with two Washington lobbyists in September of 2007.

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