Like any household budget, the budget of the State of South Carolina requires strict management, especially because it is managing the hard-earned dollars of tax payers. The state has a responsibility to be good stewards of the people's money. State leaders should be diligent about finding any waste, fraud and abuse and commit to spending only within the defined parameters laid out by the citizens.
State leaders also have a responsibility to ensure transparency for South Carolina's citizens. Tax payers have the right to know where and how their dollars are being spent.