Sanford's statement on ESC reform bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford issued the following statement on Wednesday on a Senate subcommittee's unanimous passage of a new bill that would bring accountability to the state Employment Security Commission by making it a Cabinet agency reporting directly to the governor:

"This bill would represent a concrete step toward increasing accountability in state government, and to that end I'd thank the Senators who voted in favor of it today, particularly senators Ryberg and McConnell for taking the lead on this front," Gov. Sanford said. "As well, I'd give credit to the Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers' Alliance for stepping up and being such great advocates for this change. The Employment Security Commission has suffered from a chronic lack of accountability, and this bill will move us away from the model of having everyone in charge - which as we've seen time and time again means no one is really in charge. We're hopeful this bill's progress will continue in the Senate, and in the House as well."