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 [...]

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: 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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