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Greg’s Legislative Updates

12 Feb Electric Cooperatives, Judges, and Phone Spoofers

After more than a month into the session, the subcommittees are hearing bills, passing them along to full committees, and then out onto the floor for debate and voting as the SC House is now into full swing - and here are a few highlights.The...

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05 Feb Repealing the Base Load Review Act

This past week on the SC House floor, and after much debate, the SC House passed a repeal of the controversial Base Load Review Act (BLRA). While the repeal of the BLRA took up most of our time, the House budget-writing committee also began meeting...

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29 Jan Regulatory Reform

This past week, Governor McMaster delivered his first State of the State address to the General Assembly and the House spent significant time on the floor debating bills to reform the regulatory bodies that oversee utilities and set utility rates in South Carolina. South Carolina's nuclear...

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22 Jan Protecting Ratepayers

The inclement weather that left much of the state with snow and ice, unfortunately, halted floor action for two days this past week. However, the winter storm did not prevent House committees from getting to work on important legislation or hearing more about a proposed...

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15 Jan A Business Plan for 2018

This week marked the beginning of the 2nd Regular Session of the 122nd South Carolina General Assembly. We returned to Columbia with a long list of issues to tackle and 18 weeks to complete the work of the people.  I am thankful for the trust...

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15 May Roads Bill Passes just before Sine Die

Sine Die (Latin meaning “without a fixed day”) Adjournment happened this past Thursday and marked the end of this year’s general legislative session. The House and Senate hammered out an agreement in conference that had enough support to pass both legislative bodies and survive the Governor's...

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08 May Roads Bill Update, Opioid Task Force, and CWP Reciprocity

While my House colleagues and I passed many significant pieces of legislation last week, the most anticipated action was the initiation of a conference committee to iron out the differences between the competing House and Senate plans to fix our roads and bridges. Simply put...

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24 Apr Nine Days

              South Carolina has a part-time legislature that convenes on Tuesday through Thursday for about 18 weeks out of the year. We are finishing the 15th week and only nine regular days of session now remain under normal circumstances. My colleagues and...

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