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Hold DUI traffic unit to self-sustainability
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A common political tactic to increase spending is to use DUI fatalities and the victims’ families to take more money from taxpayers. If Kershaw County Council is going to give the new sheriff an increased budget to hire four new deputies and buy new patrol cars and other equipment to support them, it should be granted solely upon an agreement to keep a publicly disclosed, separate budget for the proposed DUI Traffic Unit. This way, Kershaw County citizens can see if the project is self-sustaining in six months as projected, and we can be sure the budget increase is spent the way it was proposed to be spent.

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