Some SC lawmakers don’t report county delegation payments


By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

Sumter County this fiscal year shelled out a collective $39,000 to seven lawmakers who represent the county in lieu of providing them a local delegation office as mandated by state law, county records obtained by The Nerve show.

Although the “in-district” payments by counties are considered taxable income, three Sumter County delegation members – Sen. Kevin Johnson and Reps. Joe Neal and Robert Ridgeway – didn’t report their amounts on their most recently filed annual income-disclosure reports, called statements of economic interests, with the State Ethics Commission as required by law,The Nerve’s review found.

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