Legislative Sessions

Legislative Report – April 10, 2014

Since we are on furlough for the next two weeks, the House met in long sessions to take up pending bills to clear the calendar for the break. When we return we will have only one week for any “cross-over” …

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Legislative Report – April 3, 2014

This week presented a variety of topics, not all education, that may be of interest to you. These were discussed in several subcommittee meetings that I attended.

The first is the continued discussion on the MUSC and College of Charleston …

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Legislative Report – March 27, 2014

To start off the week, the Charleston University Act Ad Hoc Committee met to discuss and hear testimony about the proposed merger of the College of Charleston and MUSC. Secretary Bobby Hitt, SC Dept of Commerce, gave convincing rationale against …

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Legislative Report – March 20, 2014

As you know, I serve on the Education and Public Works Committee and I am employed by Trident Technical College. Therefore, anything concerning education is of great interest to me, from kindergarten to higher education.

Although I am not on …

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Legislative Report – March 12, 2014

After three days of debate on the SC House Floor and in session until late into the night on Tuesday with more than 210 roll call votes, the House of Representatives approved the State budget this week and sent it …

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Legislative Report – February 27, 2014

Rather than touch on several items of interest, this week I am focusing on one important item to give you complete details on the bill’s content and actions taken.

As I have reported in previous writings, several texting bills were …

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Legislative Report – February 20, 2014

The Ways and Means Committees were able to meet last week during the ice/sleet/snow storm and continued to meet this week, finishing their work on Thursday. This gives them time to print and distribute their results to the members for …

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Legislative Report – January 23, 2014

At the beginning of each session, there are a great number of committee and subcommittee meetings to discuss, debate, and have hearings on bills before they can be passed out to go to the House floor. This was one of

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Legislative Report – January 16, 2014

Welcome back to the start of the second year of the 120th Session of the SC General Assembly. The first day started off with business of the State in full swing. There were 81 pre-filed bills read across the Speaker’s …

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Legislative Report – June 19, 2013

We had an historic moment at the State House this week. The House and Senate passed a bill (H. 3360) that will actually contribute $150M this year to improving our roads and bridges. Some of this money can be used …

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