“Of course everyone gets a fair deal!”
The month of May came, went, and left behind a $333,791.00 tab in consultant and contractor fees for the taxpayers of South Carolina, courtesy of the Department of Education.
Thankfully this is a decrease from April, when Rex’s department spent almost $400, ooo on non-state employee “education and training services.”
Despite a steady stream of complaints from administrators about how budget cuts are forcing the Department of Education to do its work on a “bare bones” budget, the bureaucracy has managed to find enough money to continue paying out political consultants and contractors. Teachers have been cut, but spending has been maintained for former employees of political campaigns.
- YEAR-TO-DATE: $1.7 million to consultants and contractors
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