Should lawmakers get paid more? Would that help recent –and recurring—ethics problems? How should state leaders deal with ethics laws and the confusion that surrounds them? And what about those PACs?
South Carolina Radio Network invited some of the state’s most outspoken politicos to speak up. News Director Ashley Byrd hosted a discussion with state Rep. Bakari Sellers of Denmark, a rising star in the state and national Democratic Party; GOP strategist Chip Felkel of Greenville, CEO of the RAP index; and Shawn Drury, political editor of South Carolina Patch, a statewide group of social media reporters.
“The situation with Speaker Harrell, maybe he didn’t break the law and he did what he needed to do, but the optics of it were terrible,” offers Drury.
AUDIO: Listen to the segment (11:00)
Monday, look for Part 4: Immigration and Voter ID
In case you missed them:
Part 1: What does the election mean for SC?
Part 2: What do the parties stand for in SC?