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Noted and passed - Sept. 2, 2013
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• We voters here in Kershaw County and across the country can get ready for another debt-limit controversy in October. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is already warning of rattled financial markets if the vote to call the government to borrow more money doesn’t pass smoothly, and there will be Republicans who say they won’t go along. This is becoming a tiresome exercise and it would be nice if Congress would adopt reasonable fiscal policies that would help avoid this kind of mess. • Though their lead in the National League East has shrunk a bit in the last couple weeks, the Atlanta Braves still sport the best record in Major League Baseball and are running roughshod over their division opponents.