SC Policy Council promotes its ethics reform plan


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A libertarian research group is promoting its plan to reform South Carolina's ethics laws.

The South Carolina Policy Council is holding events Wednesday in Charleston and Greenville to present its eight-part plan. The group says those joining their cause include tea party allies, as well as the Coastal Conservation League.

The council's president, Ashley Landess, says proposals announced last week by Gov. Nikki Haley only scratch the surface of what's needed. State senators and House members have been working on their own plans for tightening ethics laws.

The council has long opposed using tax incentives to bring companies to South Carolina. Its proposals include requiring companies seeking incentives to publicly apply for them. Other proposals include shortening the legislative session and removing legislators' appointment powers to boards and commissions.

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