Weekly Legislative Update: March 16, 2017

Curbing Anti-Semitism, Promoting Life, Constitutional Carry & Budget Completion Wednesday of this past week marked the midway period for the legislative session, and what a whirlwind of activity it has been. With this years’ shortened legislative session, the crossover date for legislation has been adjusted and will now take place in about a month on [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: March 10, 2017

I truly felt led to run for elected office. I spent many years on a school board, volunteering, and working in our community. These public service initiatives gave me insight to our citizens and our communities. I believe in our community and state, and I know we are experiencing positive growth, but it also brings [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: February 20, 2017

This 6th week of the legislative session was marked with sorrow as we lost a friend and colleague, Representative Joseph H. “Joe” Neal of Hopkins, South Carolina. An ordained minister, Reverend Neal was first elected in 1992 and fondly remembered as a “gentle giant” and “friend to all.” His hallmark was a voice of distinction and [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: February 10, 2017

  Dam Failures Hollow Creek Fire Chief Glenn Poole looks at one of the three Aiken County dams ruptured during the October 2015 flooding. Responding to scores of dam failures from the 'Great Flood of 2015' and Hurricane Matthew, the SC House approved legislation that expands the types of dams that can be inspected by the state. [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: February 3, 2017

A New Chief Justice, Appointment of SC Education Chief, & In-State Tuition for Veterans Each year, the General Assembly convenes in a joint legislative session to fill judicial seats throughout our state, including an opening on the South Carolina Supreme Court. In keeping with our constitutional responsibilities, my colleagues and I elected Judge George C. [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: January 30, 2017

The State House was bustling this past week as a bill to fix our broken roadways and bridges was introduced in the House. I’ve heard from so many of you about the importance of fixing our roads and bridges and the initial step was made in that process this past week. The most sobering reality [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: January 13, 2017

This week was the first week back in session for the General Assembly. We returned to Columbia with a long list of issues to tackle and a shorter period of time in which to accomplish the work of the people. A shorter legislative session means savings for taxpayers and forces more efficiency in government. I [...]

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Weekly Legislative Update: December 30, 2016

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time” Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) I am wishing each of you a Happy New Year filled with joy, good health and happiness. A new year that brings, one day at a time, the opportunity to build, make better, look within, be [...]

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Rep. Rita Allison Meets with Students as Part of Education Reform Student Advisory Council

The following article was originally posted on ManningLive.com about Representative Rita Allison's work on the House Education and Public Works Committee. Read the original article here. House Education and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Rep. Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg, met for the second time Sept. 16 with the Education Reform Student Advisory Council, on which Manning High [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|News and Updates|0 Comments

Weekly Legislative Update: September 9, 2016

Avoiding a Pension Nightmare The South Carolina state employee pension system is in trouble and that could cost you. We cannot allow bad practices to drag down our pension system with taxpayers eventually being asked to bail out the financial shortfall. The SC Retirement System Investment Commission's (RSIC) performance is failing, resulting in costly outcomes. [...]

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