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Greg’s Legislative Updates

15 Apr Some Facts About SC Roads

Annual average amount spent on roads per mile (regional): South Carolina - $15,000 (Have not raised tax since 1987) Georgia - $35,000 (this number will increase as they passed a $900 M gas tax increase in MARCH 2015) North Carolina - $150,000 (currently seeking new ways to fund...

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14 Apr House Passes Comprehensive Domestic Violence Legislation

After months of study and debate, the SC House just passed a comprehensive domestic violence bill with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 101-9. Far too many South Carolinians have tragically lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. We have an obligation to protect...

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30 Mar Human Trafficking, Uber & Movement on Roads

This past week we took additional steps to combat human trafficking, passed a reform measure to assist the ride-sharing industry, and consolidated road improvement and tax reform proposals. Cracking down on human trafficking in South Carolina has been, and continues to be, a priority for us....

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21 Mar Cracking Down on Domestic Violence & SC State Resolution

This week, the SC 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. Reports indicate that South Carolina’s murder rate of women killed by men sits at 2x...

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06 Mar 8th Week of Legislative Session

We finished up our 8th week of legislative session in the South Carolina House by passing a final ethics reform package and a bill that shortens the legislative session. My colleagues and I worked diligently this week to clear the House calendar as we enter into...

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27 Feb Education, Ethics Reform & Judicial Update

The House adjourned Wednesday due to inclement weather, but not before we moved on education reform, advanced an omnibus ethics reform bill, and received an update on the state of South Carolina’s judicial system. On Tuesday, our House Speaker, Jay Lucas, set priorities and expectations for...

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16 Feb Road Improvement Funding

Last week two road improvement funding proposals - the House Transportation Infrastructure Ad-Hoc Committee (H.3579) and one resembling Governor Nikki Haley's plan (H.3580) - were introduced. Both bills head to the House Ways and Means Committee where work will begin to find common ground. The...

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06 Feb Transparency, Ethics, & Protecting our Citizens

All members of the North Myrtle Beach City Council and City Manager visited the Capitol this week working on support for key local projects. This week the work of the Republicans in the House of Representatives was described by House Republican Majority Leader Bruce Bannister as...

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30 Jan Ethics and Infrastructure

The South Carolina House of Representatives advanced two important milestone pieces of legislation taking a major step forward in overhauling the state’s antiquated ethics laws that govern elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. The first - revamps the makeup of the South Carolina...

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