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Haley and Wilson to Testify Before Ethics Commission Today

Second public hearing and last this year.

Gov. Nikki Haley and Attorney General Alan Wilson before the South Carolina Ethics Reform Commission today as part of its last public session of the year. The session begins at 9 a.m.

Haley and Wilson appeared together for a series of press conferences in August to promote ethics reform.

The commission was created by Haley in October to investigate and make recommendations about ethics reform in South Carolina government. Other groups have been formed in the legislature to tackle the number one problem on voters' minds besides the economy.

But the first public hearing of the commission, held at the end of last month, was sparsely attended. Given that Haley and Wilson will be appearing, that's less like likely this time around.

Ashley Landess of the South Carolina Policy Council and John Crangle of Common Cause are also slated to appear. They were part of group that called for ethics reforms in a Statehouse press conference shortly after it was reported that House Speaker Bobby Harrell reimbursed himself over $300,000 in expenses.

Staffers from the State Ethics Commission and The League of Women Voters are also on the schedule to speak before the commission.

The commission's next hearing is slated for January 8, when it will meet to consolidate public comments, written recommendations, and testimony and to develop its recommendations for presentation to the Governor, General Assembly, and public.

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Greg Adams December 11, 2012 at 01:18 PM
There is a line between reporting the news and molding public opinion. Welcome to that line.
Greg Adams December 11, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Testify: to make a statement based on personal knowledge or belief : bear witness b : to serve as evidence or proof 2: to express a personal conviction 3: to make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact (as in a court) Are they testifying or are they simply addressing the commission? There is a difference, it's important.
Shawn Drury December 11, 2012 at 02:50 PM
@Greg - They are addressing committee...and then answering questions (testifying). Good point and thanks for raising it.
Gretchen December 11, 2012 at 03:08 PM
This headline is a bit misleading, ISN"T IT ???????????
Shawn Drury December 11, 2012 at 03:11 PM
How so?

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