S.C. House passes amendment to reduce Comptroller General’s salary to $1
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina House approved an amendment Monday night to reduce Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s salary to $1.
The amendment had a 104-7 vote in favor of the proposed salary change. The pay adjustment for Eckstrom comes after the Senate Finance Committee found the Comptroller General overstated the state’s cash balance by $3.5 billion error over the course of the last decade.
Speaker of the House Murrell Smith (R-Sumter) called the amendment a “tripartisan agreement” between Democrats, Republicans and members of the “Freedom Caucus.”
“Due to his $3.5 billion whoopsie, Comptroller General Eckstrom must be held accountable,” State Representative Heather Bauer (D-Richland) said, “In addition to this amendment, I co-signed the bill to impeach him because he has failed to do his job.”
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