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House Week 16

The House wrapped up the week with House negotiators having resolved the serious issues surrounding SC State University. This plan closely resembles the previous House plan I wrote about a number of weeks ago. Under this proposal the Governor, Treasurer, … Continue reading

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State House Week 15 Update

The South Carolina House of Representatives finished up an extensive amount of committee work in preparation for Crossover Week. Each year, lawmakers spend roughly 4 months hearing testimony and crafting legislation. The end of that 4-month period concludes with the … Continue reading

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HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW March 23-27, 2015

The House of Representatives adopted the conference committee report on S.196, legislation enhancing provisions for COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING. The legislation includes human trafficking offenses within the jurisdiction of the state grand jury. The legislation also includes new requirements for posting … Continue reading

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State House Report Week 10 – Domestic Violence & SC State

This week, the House of Representatives advanced legislation cracking down on domestic violence. We also took decisive action by passing a resolution concerning the overhaul of South Carolina State University. Studies show that South Carolina’s murder rate of women killed by men sits at … Continue reading

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The lighter side of budget week

There were a couple of interesting things that happened at the State House this week. The first happened when we convened first thing on Monday. The computer systems were out and we started voting by voice vote on the uncontested … Continue reading

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House Week in Review – The Budget

The House of Representatives amended and gave second reading approval to H.3701, the General Appropriation Bill, and H.3702, the joint resolution making appropriations from the Capital Reserve Fund, which together comprise the proposed FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 STATE GOVERNMENT BUDGET. The … Continue reading

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State House Week 8

The House of Representatives amended, passed (and I voted for-after an amendement failed)  and sent the Senate H.3374, a bill that replaces the current Local Government Fund and its set funding level of 4.5% of the previous year’s state general … Continue reading

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State House Review Week 7

Education Reform, Other Action, and a Judicial Update The House adjourned Wednesday due to inclement weather, shaving a legislative day from the calendar, but not before we moved on education reform, considered some bills, and received an update on the … Continue reading

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House Week Update

The South Carolina House of Representatives had a busy week producing an initial state budget, moving again on ethics reform, and continuing to push for increased transparency in government. In an overwhelming 90-16 vote, which I supported, the House passed H.3191, the … Continue reading

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Week 5 State House Review

The House of Representatives approved and sent the Senate H.3114, the “SOUTH CAROLINA PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT” which establishes a prohibition on the performance of abortions beginning at twenty weeks following fertilization. The bill includes legislative findings regarding substantial … Continue reading

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