Why Did Your State Senator Penry Gustafson Vote to Eliminate State Budget Transparency Law?

Do you think it’s a good idea for politicians to get into the real estate business?


Your state Senator Penry Gustafson does.  And she’s using your money to do it.


Your state Senator Penry Gustafson voted to buy a $23 million property in Charleston through the shady state budget process (Section 118.18.52g).


Taxpayers are on the hook to spend over $1 million per acre for this pet project.


What are the plans for this land?


They say they want to turn it into a “public park” – just like when they bought Ted Turner’s horsefly and snake infested island off the coast of Beaufort.


What real estate agents and attorneys will profit off this taxpayer expenditure?  What companies can build on the land? Will any politicians profit?


We don’t know… they won’t say.


Can we track how this money will be spent?




How did the politicians get away with this?


Because legislators write the state budget in secret.


They spend our money behind closed doors.


And they horse-trade pet projects with other politicians in the Statehouse.


Who should you hold accountable for this corruption?


Your state Senator Penry Gustafson.


In fact, this year your state Senator Penry Gustafson voted for a pro-corruption bill (H.3605) that repealed the long-standing state budget transparency law.


Repealing the transparency law leads to more corruption and politicians getting rich on our backs.


Your state Senator Penry Gustafson needs to hear from you today.


Call and/or text them and demand an answer to this question:


Why did you vote for the pro-corruption bill H.3605?  Why did you vote to repeal the state budget transparency law?


Demand your state Senator Penry Gustafson stop using the secret budget process to steal our money for pet projects.


Here’s their phone number: 803-669-6364


*Find out more about Penry Gustafson – their voting record, who funds their campaign, and how they make a living. Click here.


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  • Seth Powell
    published this page 2021-08-24 14:27:09 -0400