South Carolina is the only state in the nation that doesn’t require its politicians to disclose any private income. The public consequently has no way of knowing who benefits financially from specific legislation.
So – we decided to do something about it. Rather than waiting for lawmakers to pass an income disclosure requirement, we’ve asked them (along with the state’s constitutional officers) to disclose their income voluntarily. The form SCPC sent to lawmakers is almost identical to the one required by the federal government before one can hold office in the U.S. Congress – we think our state’s elected officials ought to be at least as forthcoming as their counterparts in Washington DC.
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