A prime candidate for a budget cut



A county government mole tells me various county officials’ sights have been set on a budget line item entitled: “Non-Profit:  Grants & Contingency.”

In some circles, this is derisively known as “Cary McSwain’s slush fund.”   (county budget classification #:  1005 1037  56024)

This fund’s disbursements,
at McSwain’s discretion, typically go to pet projects of commissioners, county department heads, and municipal leaders.

For 2011, total spending  reported was $300.  Total budgeted amount:  $228,819.  Year to date expenditures on the fund have totaled $8,056.   Plans are underway to cut this fund down to $125,000 — or less.