March Legislative Update

March Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

This is my Legislative Update for March.  The House passed a Budget this month and it is now in the Senate for review.  We also passed a bill that I co-sponsored expanding the owner-occupied residential property tax assessment ratio eligibility for military personnel.  Here are all of the highlights from the month.

On a personal note, I have filed my intention to run again in the upcoming election.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve you and our community in the …

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2014

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR FEBRUARY 2014

Dear Friends and Neighbors:This is my Legislative Update for the month of February.  The House addressed a number of important issues.  Here are some of the highlights.By way of a community update, I along with Sen Joel Lourie, Councilman Jim Manning, School Board Member James Manning, District 2 Superintendent Debra Hamm, Arcadia Lakes Mayor Mark Huguley, and Cpt Cole Porter presented a united front against placing a bus station within walking distance of four schools and in a building that is adjacent to residential neighborhoods …

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1st Legislative Update in 2014

1st Legislative Update in 2014

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Here is my first Legislative Update for 2014.  My goal is to continue to keep you informed about the latest issues currently being addressed at the State House.

As always, I am interested in hearing your thoughts and concerns on the issues.

Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving you in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Warm regards,

HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW
January 24, 2013

The House of Representatives adopted the conference committee report on S.22, the “SOUTH CAROLINA RESTRUCTURING ACT OF 2014″, legislation that …

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Happy New Year and the Upcoming Legislative Session!

Happy New Year and the Upcoming Legislative Session!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As this year comes to an end, I look forward to the upcoming legislative session and the opportunities 2014 will bring. 

I continue to work diligently to serve the good people of our community.   I have outlined below several issues that the General Assembly likely will be working on in 2014.  If you would like to discuss any of these issues or have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime. 

I wish you all a safe and prosperous 2014!

Best wishes,

 

Potential Issues …

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It’s that time of year again when we reflect upon what we are thankful for in our lives. I am thankful for so many things, especially for my wonderful family and friends.

As your elected state representative, I also am thankful for your trust and confidence in me to represent you and our community at the State house.   I strive to continue to provide you with ethical and responsible leadership.  What are you thankful for this holiday season?

Next month, I will be sending …

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End of Summer/Back to School Legislative Update

End of Summer/Back to School Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As summer draws to an end and my husband and I send our two young daughters to school this week, it reminds me of the important and vital role that our teachers play in the everyday lives of our children.  Thank you to the teachers, administrators, and all of the school staff for making a difference in their lives!

As a product of the public schools in Richland School District 2, I am a strong advocate for public school education and believe that …

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Rep Beth Bernstein & The Office Depot Foundation Donate 300 Sackpacks to Local School

Rep Beth Bernstein & The Office Depot Foundation Donate 300 Sackpacks to Local School

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Representative Beth Bernstein (D- H78) and the Office Depot Foundation are pleased to announce that Polo Road Elementary has been chosen to receive 300 colorful new sackpacks containing essential school supplies as part of the Foundation’s 2013 National Backpack Program in partnership with the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL).

“It is essential to make sure that all children have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Bernstein. “I am honored to have the opportunity to partner with …

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June Legislative Wrap-Up

June Legislative Wrap-Up

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

As a new member of the General Assembly, it’s hard to believe that I’ve completed my first session as your Representative.  While we were unable to pass a comprehensive ethics reform plan this year, I feel confident that we will do so in January, and I pledge to continue to work hard in getting this accomplished.

This month, we approved a final budget, dealt with Governor Haley’s vetoes, and have now adjourned until January 14, 2014.

Over the last month, I also had the …

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Bernstein recognizes Midland area schools for sports accomplishments

Bernstein recognizes Midland area schools for sports accomplishments

Over the last month, I’ve had the privilege to congratulate and recognize on the House floor many of our Midland area schools for their sports accomplishments.

AC Flora High School – Class 3A State Champions in both Baseball and Golf

Cardinal Newman High School – SCISA State Champions in Soccer

Hammond – SCISA State Champions in Baseball

 

  

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Beth Bernstein Leadership Scholarship Award

Beth Bernstein Leadership Scholarship Award

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Beth Bernstein Leadership Scholarship Award — Shannon Hall and Jordanne Harpster, two Spring Valley High School seniors who both will be attending Clemson University in the fall.

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