Senators Davis and Leatherman debate incentives

Earlier this year, Senator Hugh Leatherman, in criticizing a bill that would have opened all economic incentives deals to the public, made an astonishing claim for his own and his colleagues’ ability to run the state’s economy. If it weren’t for legislative deal-making, he said, job creation in our state would be at an end. So the private sector’s not responsible for South Carolina’s economic growth – the General Assembly is. Is that what he said? Is that what he meant?