Life Sciences lawsuit fair warning to Senate
As expected, a Greenville resident who makes it his business to challenge what
he believes to be unconstitutional government actions is taking the General
Assembly to court over a new law which aptly bears the nickname, the "kitchen
sink" bill. That news Wednesday from the attorney for Edward D. Sloan Jr.
certainly confirms the wisdom of last week's action by the House of
Representatives to protect an important industrial incentive package by passing
a new separate piece of legislation. The question now is whether the Senate
will be equally wise.
So far this week, there has been no tangible move in that body to give the new,
stand-alone Life Sciences bill the immediate attention urged by Commerce
Secretary Bob Faith. Mr. Faith clearly is nervous that a huge pharmaceutical
prospect for the Greenville area may locate elsewhere if the incentive package
isn't safely in place.