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against richland county's penny tax program today - the south carolina department of revenue is accusing the program of wasting away millions of dollars. sam bleiweis has more. sam? the dor claims it has uncovered millions of dollars in potential fraud, waste and abuse - and it's giving the county 30 days to bring the program into compliance. the agency is accusing the program of misusing penny tax dollars for programs that have nothing to do with transportation tax projects, failing to conduct audits that are required by the county's own ordinances, as well as excessive payments to pr firms that were involved in efforts to pass the penny tax in the first place. in it's report to the county - the dor says that the penny tax program as it exists today, quote: "...fails to comply with state law and is full of wasteful expenditures and conflicts of interest created by inadequate procurement safeguards. as a result, millions of dollars of penny tax revenue is being spent improperly." a portion of the statement just released from the
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says quote: "the public trust is tantamount, and every effort must be taken to safeguard that trust. our commitment to the integrity of the program is the main reason why county officials have fully cooperated with the sc department of revenue and its in-depth audit of the program." this report comes three months after a state audit found evidence of illegal activity by individuals and companies associated wtih the penny program. that led to charges against county council member - kelvin washington- and city of columbia council member -brian newman. if the county does not take action, the dor letter states that the department is prepared to enforce the state's tax laws. the democratic primary in the palmetto state is tomorrow. and bernie sanders and hillary clinton square off ...battling it out for votes. clinton is holding a rally at s.c. state university. and sanders is speaking with supporters at claflin university. that's where we find billie jean shaw. bernie sanders will host an hbcu stop and rally at claflin university in orangeburg. he'll talk about making college
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inequality and criminal justice reform. in one last push to rally support from orangeburg county voters, bernie sanders will speak at claflin university. our billie jean shaw is there where supporters are already starting to come in. bernie sanders has a lot of supporters here at claflin today which isn't a surprise since the vermont senator is pulling heavy support from college students. the question is will that support help him win over south carolinians tomorrow. polls show clinton is still maintaining a double digit lead over the vermont sanders. a short time ago i spoke to studedes about what issues they are looking forward to sanders speaking on today. sanders is set to take the stage in the next hour. he will be joined by state rep. justin bamberg, rapper killer mike and erica garner the daughter of a ny man who died while in police custody. sanders' rival hillary clinton is also in orangeburg. right now, supporters are
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university. let's take a listen. live picture at sc state university. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton will speak at sc state university on friday, feb. 26 to lead her 'get out the vote' hbcu rally, which
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doors open at 3:15 p.m. a spirited pre- show featuring the sc state university sapphire pom squad, spike the bulldog and music from dj tone will kick off the event. clinton is scheduled to take the stage at 4:45 p.m. hillary for america supporters developed the 'get out the vote' program to organize and rally students at historically black colleges and universities throughout the palmetto state and across the country. looks like march will come in
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speak at sc state university on friday, feb. 26 to lead her 'get out the vote' hbcu rally, which will be held at dukes gymnasium. doors open at 3:15 p.m. a spirited pre- show featuring the sc state university sapphire pom squad, spike the bulldog and music from dj tone will kick off the event. clinton is scheduled to take the stage at 4:45 p.m. hillary for america supporters universities throughout the palmetto state and across the country. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high
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through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. one suspect is dead after a shooting attack on a berkeley county deputy shortly after midnight, deputy kimber gist was getting out of her patrol car in shortly after midnight, deputy kimber gist was getting out of her patrol car in goose creek when she was shot . at the time she was
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vehicle behind a closed grocery store. officials say she's now out of surgery, in good spirits and thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers. police in north charleston found her suspected shooter dead in a home with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. he has been identified as 36 year old travis smith. right now, authorities are focusing on deputy gist's recovery. "kimber is, she's in stable condition. i've talked to her. i spent some time with her. she is very strong, high spirits and she has a long recovery ahead of her...but i'm going to tell you something folks, these people behind me saved her life." gist was wearing body armor when she was shot. the richland county coroner says a connecticut man was killed in a workplace accident thursday in lower richland county. according to the coroner ryan danser died when a tank truck he was working on lost hydraulics and caught him between the truck bed
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officials sayayanser died at the scene and an autopsy showed he died from suffocation due to a crushing injury. the richland county coroner's office and osha continue to investigate. new jersey governor chris christie endorsing donald trump's presidential bid is making headlines. christie says there is no one better prepared to lead the country in the republican 2016 race. the endorsement gives trump a boost as he heads into super tuesday. "he's been a good and loyal friend to our families and we have had a wonderful times together. done a lot of good together for not only the people of the state of new jersey but for many charities we have worked with and on together. and i have -- i absolutely appreciate him as a person. and as a friend." christie also goes on to say "donald trump is someone who when he makes a promise, he
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coming up on wis--things heating up on the campaign trail for the sc democratic primary. and some famous faces campaigning for their candidates in the capital city.
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in a kansas shooting last night. tonight, the governor of that state is calling the officer who shot and killed the gunman a "hero". nbc's chris pollone reports. 17-29 42-49 as investigators try to figure out why a worker at this lawn equipment factory opened fire. killing three and injuring 14 thursday. they're also learning more about -how- the attack unfolded. governor sam brownback says the rapid responsof police that to address the situation, rather than even waiting on back up, he went right in and did heroic duty and service." a police officer went into the building after cedric ford. he confronted ford and shot and killed him. sheriff's deputies served ford with an order to stay away from his girlfriend hours before the rampage. "he didn't display anything that was outrageous. he was just upset that he was getting this order."
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a rifle and a handgun. shot two people. apparently random victims. stole a car. and came to excel industries. "and more people running and all of a sudden pop pop pop, i started running too. within moments, the shooting was the only reason he stopped shooting was because that officer shot the shooter." as this small community mourns those lost, we're starting to learn more about the people taken in this feeling the same pain. chris pollone, nbc news, hesston, kansas. n-f-l quarterback johnny manziel's domestic violence case has been referred to a grand jury. dallas, texas police have passed the cleveland brown's player's case on to the courts to decide. he must answer to allegations he attacked his ex-girlfriend colleen crowley on january 30.
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year in jail and a four-thousand dollar fine if charged and convicted. a just released nbc news/survey monkey poll takes a closer look at donald trump supporters. it finds 87 percent of trump voters support a temporary ban against all muslims who aren't u.s. united states. 45 percent describe themselves as pro-choice. that's about 10 percent higher than average republican voters. and half want to raise the minimum wage to either 10 or 15 dollars an hour. that's on par with most republican voters. those were just some of the findings of the p pl that also examined voter opinions on a variety of subjects. you'll hear more of the results tonight on nbc nightly news at 6:30. rapper killer mike stopped in the capital city to campaign for bernie sanders. here's what he had to say. "expect more from politicians that you are voting for. if you're going to vote for a
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local, state or federal level the policies should be reflective. i truly believe that bernie sanders has a policy that affects the african american and the poor and working class communities in a way far better than any other candidate for the president of the united states." the rapper is encouraging other musicians and rappers to support sanders. former president bill clinton shared a cup of coffee with residents in columbia today he made a quick visit to drip coffee to meet with local voters ahead of saturday's democratic primary. mayor steve benjamin was also there to welcome the president. locals say his appearance came as a surprise to those who are regulars at the cafe. "it certainly felt really genuine to me, this is our space, we are here everyday. he came in and said hello and had a conversation with more than one person. he took a staff photograph and everyone kept getting their coffee and what no, so." he's expected to return to columbia later this evening at boyd plaza for a "get out the vote rally"
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as we take a look at the democrats' race to the white house there are many similarities among the top contenders - hillary clinton and bernie sanders. itt's their differences that seem to divide democratic voters. on the issue of guns, sanders says he believes in the 2nd amendment and that gun control should be a state issue. clinton, however, takes a harsher stance and says if congress won't act -- she would take executive action to require citizens selling guns to abide by the same rules that apply to gun stores. clinton also takes a hands-on approach to foreign policy. she believes america should take lead to make the world safer. sanders however says america should not police the world, although he agrees with destroying immediate threats like isis. on saturday, democratic voters in south carolina will see not two, but three names on the ballot.
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wis will have the latest on the democratic primary tomorrow. we will have team coverage throughout the day and will keep you updated on who is leading in the polls. looks like march will come in like a lamb next week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. break a look now at your first alert
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i think that if one were to look at the qualifications of the candidates and really reflect upon what our country can be, and look at who can best get us to that place. i think it's hands down hillary clinton. hillary is the only candidate i trust to fight the injustice too many feel and build on the president's progress, not rip it away. my heart has always been with hillary clinton.
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week as we'll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to
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tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. break the gloves were off, and the so called "debate rules" put aside as the republican presidential candidates came out firing in houston. it was pretty clear early on
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they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way.
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bernie.
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republican presidential candidates came out firing in houston last night. it was pretty clear early on
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marco rubio would target frontrunner donald trump. rubio continuously attacked trump's stance on immigration -- saying trump has a history of hiring illegal employees. presidential candidate "for example, you are the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. hired some workers from poland." presidential candidate "no, i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody . and by the way i've hired tens of thousands of people over my job. you've hired nobody." trump and ted cruz also went head to head several times. senator lindsey graham may have dropped out of presidential race, but he did not hold back last night when he roasted hillary clinton and his own party. "72 years ago, a woman could not be a part of the american experience. if you don't vote that's coming back in 2017. if i were you i would vote. but look how far you've come. the most dishonest person in america is a woman. who's about to be president.
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be? my party has gone bats--t crazy." he spoke at the washington press club foundation's annual dinner when talking about some of those remaining in the field. coming up on wis--taking a closer look at the delegate count in the presidential race. plus--why orangeburg could play a big role in the democratic primary tomorrow. break thanks for staying with us for
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tomorrow, the democratic primary in the palmetto state starts at 7am. and bernie sanders and hillary clinton are making a last-minute push for voters. clinton is holding a rally at s.c. state university. and sanders will be speaking with supporters at claflin university any minute.
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hits the stage. orangeburg county is expected to play a huge role in tomorrow's democratic primary. orangeburg is one of the few counties in the state where all elected officials are democratic. as of today, election officials say more than 28-hundred people have voted absentee and they're expecting an even bigger turnout tomorrow. "we have 53 precincts and to prevent long lines we're just um making sure that our clerks are well informed, um um, very knowledgeable about what they should be doing and that should prevent the line also. and if we have anybody that calls for question we try and give the voter as much knowledge as possible." statewide, polling places are open tomorrow from 7am to 7pm. an unexpected endorsement came today in the republican race for the white housese new jersey governor chris christie endorsed
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alongside the first-time candidate, with just 4 days 'til super tuesesy. and one day from the south carolina democratic primary. steve handelsman reports. 08-17 20-24 42-45 49-56 59-1:02 no warning! chris christie and donald trump just showed up together in ft worth. " and trump can beat hillary clinton, christie said :20-:24 "i think that this is the one endorsement that i felt very strongly about and wanted to get." before he dropped out, christie had battled trump now the fight is for super tuesday. new jersey :30-:33 "i want texas to be trump territory on tuesday." last night's texas debate was fiery :35-:37 "this guy's a choke artist, and this guy's a liar." for ted cruz, winning at home, on tuesday in texas, is a must :42-:45 "if donald trump is our nominee then hillary will be very difficult to beat." marco rubio is in super tuesday attack-trump mode
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"the charade is up. this is a con job trump is mocking rubio as melting down :59-1:02 "that's rubio." democrat hillary clinton had hoped for today's spotlight 1:05-1:08 "i need your vote tomorrow in south carolina... where the democrats' primary is nats: thanks for coming bernie sanders seen by many plenty of famous faces hitting the capital city..encouraging others to vote. star jones spoke with our len kiese about why she is backing hillary clinton. "i've known hillary for over twenty years, and the secretary has always been someone who stood up for women...stood up for children...stood up for human rights. she's actually made women's rights human rights on the front burner of conversation, and so there is
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i wanted somebody who not only talks the talk but walks the walk and gets things done." jones was on celebrity apprentice with donald trump. find out what she has to say about him running for president at 7. and rapper killer mike has endorsed clinton's rival bernie sanders. he says he believes sanders is the right candidate because he will fight for the african american community and working class communities. we have much mroe on decision 2016. but first, let's check in on your weekend weather with ben tanner. looks like march will come in
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week as we'll see mososy sunny to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by tuesday. plenty of political jabs being thrown during last night's gop debate with cnn. senator marco rubio fired shots at donald trump. and today trump fired back...making fun of rubio. "it's rubio." "when they put marco on to refute president obama's speech, do you remember
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catastrophe? he's like this. '...and we will...huh...huh...i need water...help me, i need water, help.' this is on live television." wis will have the latest on the democratic primary tomorrow. we will have team coverage throughout the day and will keep you updated on who is leading in the polls. to get the latest on the south carolina democratic primary, head to wistv.com and click the politics tab. you can also read more about senator lindsey graham roasting presidential candidates. a company that operates farms in lexington county has plead guilty in federal court to hiring illegal immigrants. hw group, llc entered a plea agreement in u.s. district court in columbia. according to court documents, the group hired as many as 350 undocumented immigrants.
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highlights the importance of immigration reform. "if there were a manageable, fair, efficiently run by our federal government, guest worker program, every crop that needed to be picked by hand would be picked by a legal worker in south carolina." hw group will pay 1 million dollars as part of the plea agreement. the company also must provide employee documentation and report to federal investigators bi-annually. coming up on wis--it looks like it's going to be e beautiful weekend. we'll check in with meteorologist ben tanner next. and getting in a little workout even works - at work. "50 days to 50 years" includes some of my
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to partly cloudy skies through tuesday as high pressure builds in
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today, mostly sunny, a bit breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. tonight, clear and cold. lows lower 30s saturday tuesday: partly cloudy, highs upper 50s rising to the lower 70s by
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today is day 16 of my "50 days to 50 years" series... and we're working out when working. if you get a lunch hour or a five or ten minute break and we're working out when working. if you get a lunch hour or a five or ten minute break at work, think worksite workouts.
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calisthenics. :00 - :20 remember you can be creative with these. in addition to what you saw us do, you could walk around your building several times... climb the stairs several times up and down... remember you can be creative
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addition to what you saw us do, you could walk around your building several times... - making sure your boss is not walking by so you don't give him a left hook.
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one.
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where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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bernie takiung the stage walmart has been hit with a lawsuit over its "great value"-brand grated parmesann cheese. the plaintiff in the case claims he bought the brand's cheese because he believed it was 100
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but according to the complaint, the product contains cellulose, which is a filler and anti- clumping agent derived from wood pulp. the lawsuit accuses walmart of deceptive business practices and seeks a trial jury. we're learning more of last week's global recall of nearly two point nine million toyota suvs due to problems with the seat belts. the recall was prompted by a canadian investigation into a crash in 2011 that killed two backseat passengers. the recall covers 2005 through 2014 rav-4 suvs. it says seat belts in both second row window seats can come in contact with a metal seat cushion frame in a severe frontal crash. if that happens, the belts could be cut and would not restrain passengers. more people have been sickened by a listeria outbreak in the northeast and midwest. the centers for disease control
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updated its investigation into a multi-state listeria outbreak linked to dole packaged salads. three more people have been sickened from the outbreak-- bringing the total number to 18 people across nine states. all have been hospitalized-- and one person in michigan died. coming up on wis, an airplane in guam makes a remarkable landing without some necessary
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her church taught her to do all the good you can... for all the people you can... for as long as you can... after law school, she could have joined a high priced law firm... but instead, she worked to reform juvenile justice in south carolina... exposed racism in alabama schools... registered latino voters in texas... and provided legal aid to families in arkansas.
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and so would her presidency. which is why, for every american who's not being paid what they're worth... who'o'held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- and there are far too many of you- she understands that our country can't reach its potential unless we all do. together. a stronger country. it sent avalanches of smoke as
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thousand-843 feet to the east. authorities were closely monitoring mount sinabung after putting it on the highest alert level in early june 2010. it has been erupting continually since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. the government has set up an evacuation plan for civilians in the area and evacuated everyone in the high-risk danger zone. amazing video here -- as pilots of an asia pacific airways cargo jet made an spectacular emergency landing today in guam. the nose gear of the plane failed to deploy -- so the flight crew had only the rear wheels to touch down! you can see the front of the plane hitting the ground as it landed. no one was hurt. one of the rarest of all the beatles records is being auctioned off next month. this record disc is described as
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grail." it was the band's first to be pressed... and actually helped them get a record contract. it will be auctioned next month and is expected to sell for over 14-thousand dollars. residents of one california community couldn't believe their eyes when they saw what they thought was a tiny unicorn roaming the area. a pony dressed as a unicorn lead california highway patrol on a four- hour chase on wednesday night. the white pony, named juliet, doubles as a unicorn for photo shoots with her owner. while her owner was taking photos of a group of young children, juliet made her move. eventually juliet was caught and is back at home safe and sound. thanks for joining us for the news at 5.
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change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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thanks fororoining us this evening. i'm charles molineaux. tonight, a midlands restaurant owner charged
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valentine's day is out of jail on bond. records show greg leon was released following a federal judge's decision to approve bond for a probation violation connected with the alleged murder of arturo santos in lexington county. leon turned himself in after calling 9-1-1 and reportedly telling the dispatcher that he shot his wife's lover. leon must comply with a number of conditions set that allowed him to be released...including wearing an electronic monitor bracelet. he must also not have any contact with his wife. state investigators are rolling out more accusations of abuse in richland county's penny tax program for roads. today the south carolina department of revenue said the program has wasted away millions of dollars. sam bleiweis joins us from the newsroom with more. sam? the south carolina department of revenue is giving richland county 30 days to repair what the agency is calling potentially millions of dollars in abuse and waste of taxpayer dollars. the agency is accusing the program of misusing penny tax dollars for programs that have nothing to do with
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failing to conduct audits that are required by the county's own ordinances, as well as excessive payments to pr firms that were involved in efforts to pass the penny tax in the first place. in it's report to the county - the dor says that the penny tax program as it exists today, quote: "...fails to comply with state law and is full of wasteful expenditures and conflicts of interest created by inadequate procurement safeguards. as a result, millions of dollars of penny tax revenue is being spent improperly." a portion of the statement just released from the county in response to the letter says quote: "the public trust is tantamount, and every effort must be taken to safeguard that trust. our commitment to the integrity of the program is the main reason why county officials have fully operated with the sc department of revenue and its in-depth audit of the program." this report comes three months after a state audit found evidence of illegal activity by individuals and companies associated wtih the penny program. that led to charges against county council member - kelvin washington- and city of columbia council member -brian newman. if the county does not take action, the dor letter

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