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Constituent Update - End of Session Edition

Although a few items remain to be resolved, the 122nd Session of the South Carolina General Assembly came to an end on May 10, 2018. The session, while largely overshadowed by the constant presence of the V.C. Summer nuclear failure and the corresponding response, or lack thereof, of SCANA and SCE&G, did produce some meaningful results. Here are a just a few...

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Will SC Take Your Federal Tax Cut?

The reality is that simple conformity, as we routinely do, will result in S.C. taxpayers paying more income taxes to the state; eliminating any benefit gained by the federal reductions. I don’t think that is what our citizens expect or deserve.

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Senate Nuclear Investigation

Sen. Sean Bennett (R-Dorchester) has been tabbed to serve on a special senate committee to investigate the failure of the VC Summer Nuclear Facility. The committee has been granted the broad authority to review all aspects of the project and the chain of decisions made by the management...

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Constituent Update

The 2017 legislative session marked the first time the SC General Assembly has operated on a shorten schedule since the passage of session shortening legislation in 2016. The General Assembly now ends its legislative work nearly a moth earlier than previous sessions.

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Fair & Efficient Funding For SC Roads

This week, the Senate will begin debate in hopes of reaching an agreement on the long overdue solution to fix our state’s crumbling roads. My position has been clear from the start, the best way to accomplish this is to ensure dedicated funding is in place so that the private sector can be quickly mobilized to get the job done.

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