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Everyday Santee Cooper’s debt increases by over a million dollars and frustrations among South Carolina residents continue to rise.
The South Carolina Senate made a decision last week to not move forward with the consulting firm who was responsible for reviewing and vetting possible bids for Santee Cooper, which could leave Santee Cooper’s customers responsible for paying off the $8 billion debt.
A move that many are not happy about.
One local resident wrote a letter to the Post and Courier pressing conservatives who want to “drain the swamp” in Washington D.C. but fail to recognize the same needs to happen in South Carolina.
Johnnie Bellamy pointed out the debt was the result of bad management and Santee Cooper spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of their customer’s money to pay for lawyers, retreats, and meals.
This is just one of many South Carolina residents pleading for lawmakers to make the right decision and protect Santee Cooper’s 2 million direct-serve and co-op customers.
Read the full letter here.