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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:59 PM

Today's State - and a short rant

Last edited Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:56 PM - Edit history (1)

Until they start charging for it, I read articles from The State online. I don't subscribe to the newspaper because it is largely a waste of money, in my opinion. This afternoon, I looked, and found this article:

http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/12/2553067/richland-county-might-get-more.html

You can read it yourself, but there was one sentence that leaped out at me.

" Lawmakers and state and local election officials have for years ignored the 1970 law that set the 1,500 per-voter standard, Bowers and others said."

The article goes on to explain that the problem is that complying with the law would be very expensive. And the voice in my head shouted "WHAT THE F***!"

They are breaking the law because complying with it would be expensive! I wonder if the rest of us can get in on that deal. If it costs too much money, it's okay to ignore the law. The State didn't seem to have any problem with this, and the legislature is apparently talking about changing the law to match what has been happening. So apparently, it's okay.

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Response to SouthernLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:46 PM

1. link to the article?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:56 PM

2. Sorry!

I tried to put it in, but fumbled. It's corrected now.

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Response to SouthernLiberal (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Paying taxes

is too expensive, so I guess I can stop now. Bye-bye car insurance.

I wish they would charge developers impact fees. No more freaking bond referendums and penny sales tax raises. The legislture IS NOT doing its job, by passing the buck onto the voters.
I imagine they will hire some firm (read big campaign donor) for millions of dollars to come up with a plan to:

1/raise the # of voters per district

2/bond referendum to pay for the "plan"

They knew this was a problem and chose to ignore it.

They couldn't foresee that merging the departments about a year before a big election would be a problem either.

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