Governor-Elect Haley Announces Fiscal Crisis Task Force

I voted for her so expect some coverage here every time she does something I approve of, and as inflation starts hitting America hard due to the Fed’s Zimbabwe strategy it’s more important than ever for our state and local leaders to step up to the plate and start limiting the damage to South Carolina that’s coming once people realize the financial crisis hasn’t even really kicked off yet:

Some tough medicine along with the great ideas. can be found here. The bios of some of the members of her task force were in her website’s press release:

he Fiscal Crisis Task Force includes:

George Schroeder, Chairman. George Schroeder was Director of the South Carolina General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Council for 33 years before his retirement in February 2009.  Prior to his service with the LAC, he was Director of the Joint Program Review and Investigations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and served as an Intelligence Officer with the United States Army.  Mr. Schroeder recently was the recipient of the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society’s 2010 Outstanding Life Achievement Award presented at the National Conference of State Legislature’s Annual Meeting.

State Rep. Nathan Ballentine. State Rep. Nathan Ballentine was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2004 where he has served on the House Education Funding Act Study Committee. A 1998 graduate of South Carolina Bankers School, State Rep. Ballentine works at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Wachovia) and studied finance and insurance/economic securities at the University of South Carolina. He has served on Finance Committee at Riverland Hills Baptist Church and as Treasurer of Leadership Columbia Alumni Association.

Congressman Henry Brown. Congressman Henry Brown was elected to the United States House of Representatives on November 7, 2000.  In 1985, he was elected to the State House of Representatives and served continuously through 2000. He was appointed to the House Ways and Means Committee in 1989, and in November 1994, he became the first Republican ever elected to serve as chairman of Ways and Means.  During his tenure on Ways and Means, Congressman Brown was also elected chairman of the Joint Tax Study Commission and served as a member of the Budget and Control Board, the Legislative Audit Council, and the Joint Bond Review Committee.

State Sen. Tom Davis. A graduate of Furman University and University of Maryland School of Law, State Sen. Tom Davis is former chief of staff to Gov. Mark Sanford and a former member of the South Carolina State Ports Authority board. State Sen. Davis has also served on the Beaufort County Planning Board, the Lowcountry Council of Governments, the Historic Beaufort Foundation and the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority.

Ashley Landess. Born in Spartanburg, Ashley Landess is President of the South Carolina Policy Council. Her 23 career in communications includes public policy work as well as consulting for private businesses and charitable organizations. Landess has been President of the South Carolina Policy Council since January 2008. Prior to assuming this position she previously served as its vice president for public affairs from 1998 to 2008. Landess served on the South Carolina Lottery Commission, the Governor’s Health Care Task Force and was appointed to chair the School District Consolidation in 2005 by Governor Sanford.

Looks like a good start. And none too soon considering how far tax revenues will drop in 2011. I’m glad Haley is going to be governor in these dark times.


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