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House Continues its Leadership on Advancing Ethics Reform
October 01, 2014 12:00 AM EST
Speaker Pro Tempore Lucas appoints Special Ethics Reform Committee to review & strengthen legislation for next session
SC House to Review & Recommend Changes to How it Operates
September 15, 2014 12:00 AM EST
Speaker Pro Tempore Lucas appoints Special House Rules & Procedures Review Ad Hoc Committee
Improving Our State's Infrastructure: Road Funding & DOT Reform
September 12, 2014 12:00 AM EST
Speaker Pro Tempore Lucas and Chairman White appoint Special Infrastructure & Management Committee to address both road funding & agency operations
Legislative Investigation Launched into SCDOR Data Hacking
December 06, 2012 12:00 AM EST
(Columbia, SC) – In the wake of South Carolina’s biggest and most serious cyber infiltration of sensitive private citizen and business information, an official Legislative Investigation has been launched to find answers and make legislative recommendations on how our state can best address the many concerns this raises. With millions of our citizens’ and businesses’ most personal information now compromised, the public deserves full answers and solid reassurances that their identities are secure – and will remain secure – from the threat of fraud and abuse.
S.C. House Organizational Session
December 03, 2012 12:00 AM EST
Tomorrow marks the beginning of South Carolina’s 120th General Assembly. A Legislative Session spans two years with a new House elected every two years ... The newly elected General Assembly literally starts with a clean slate. While we have certified Members which the public has elected, there are technically no officers, rules, committees, or committee chairmen. These must be decided by the new General Assembly.
Gov’s Actions Highlight Need For Ethics Reform
August 22, 2012 12:00 AM EST
After accusations of ethics violations by then-Representative Haley came to light because of a complaint filed by a member of the public, these ethical issues spurred intensive debate and months of investigation. Following this exhaustive investigative process, unanswered questions still remained and a general discussion of pursuing ethics reform to clarify and solidify our state’s ethics laws ensued in both the House and the Senate. Today, in a lone effort lacking any Legislative notification or input, Governor Haley announced an ethics reform package centered on making actions similar to some of those she admitted to illegal.
Why are SC state Senators not acting like the Majority we elected?
June 26, 2012 12:00 AM EST
It’s no secret (except maybe to some in our state Senate) the more money that stays in the hands of small businesses, instead of the government, the more resources they will have to grow their business and create new jobs. And with SC’s unemployment rate climbing back above 9% this month, our businesses need this job-creating relief now.
House Amends Budget, Prepares for Conference
June 06, 2012 12:00 AM EST
(Columbia, SC) - Today, the SC House of Representatives adopted its amendment to the FY2012-2013 state spending plan in preparation for the budget being sent to a joint House/Senate Conference Committee to be finalized.
What is "Crossover Week?"
April 25, 2012 12:00 AM EST
A little primer about "Crossover Week" for the curious political watcher. This was written by the Speaker's Office for the media earlier this week:
Tax-cutting bills head to House floor
March 28, 2012 12:00 AM EST
COLUMBIA, S.C.—The House budget-writing committee advanced bills Tuesday that would cut personal income taxes and what small businesses pay on their profits in South Carolina.
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