You scratch my back I’ll scratch yours

As I suspected the owner of the company that has the servicing contract for the school laptop program made individual contributions to Rounds’ governor campaigns in 2000 and twice in 2006:

 

SDSOS.org Finance reports

 

The owner of this company also sat on the advisory committee that helped organize the program:

 

SD Dept. of Education press release

 

Is there anything illegal about this. NO, not at all. But it does make one suspicious why Rounds has been pushing to save this program? Doesn’t it? But when has he ever been concerned about ethics? His secretary of education says it is about the kids. Is it really about the kids?

 

I’m wondering how long it will take for our supposed 4th Estate to connect the dots?



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