an open invitation

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
THE SENATE

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2008

MEDIA ADVISORY
Senator Bryant Invites Comptroller to Discuss Online Registers
Public and local government officials invited to hear presentation

Columbia, SC – Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson), has invited South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom to the Corner Bagel Shop (715 E. Greenville St., Anderson) on Monday, April 28 at 12:00 P.M. to discuss how his office is providing online expense registers for 70 state agencies at no additional cost to South Carolina taxpayers.

WHO: Senator Kevin Bryant and South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom,

WHAT: Online Check and Credit Card Registers

WHERE: Corner Bagel Shop, 715 E. Greenville Street, Anderson, SC  29621

WHEN: Monday, April 28, 12:00 PM

WHY:Senator Bryant will talk about the amendment to the state budget require counties to post check registers and credit card expenses on line to in order to receive reimbursement money from the state for general operating expenses.

South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom will demonstrate how his office is providing online expense registers for 70 state agencies with no additional cost to South Carolina taxpayers.

“The proviso adopted last week during the Senate budget debate requires local governments to post expenses online in order to receive certain general operating funds back from the state,” says Senator Bryant. “The Comptroller General’s presentation is intended to help county officials in my district comply with that proviso. I would like to see standing room only for the Comptroller General’s presentation. I specifically encourage all local and county officials to attend, to see how easy it is to place expenses online.”

For more information, please contact Senator Kevin Bryant at 864-202-8394.

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