Labor Day Message and Update

Labor Day Message and Update

Dear Friends and Neigbors,

On August 27, Speaker Harrell reconvened the House of Representatives to address two of the Governor’s vetoes, which the Senate considered and voted to override after the House adjourned on June 17.  The pending issues dealt with (1) the removal of persons from public libraries and (2) the addition of millage for the Murrell’s Inlet/Garden City Fire District.  The latter was sustained.

The House overwhelmingly overrode the Governor’s veto dealing with the library trespass.  I was proud to support our libraries in successfully …

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Back to School

Back to School

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As summer ends and we send our 2 daughters back to school, I am reminded 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 schools in Richland District 2, I am a strong advocate for our public schools and believe that a quality education is the key to preparing our children …

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Special Constituent Tour and Campaign Update

Special Constituent Tour and Campaign Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Please join me on Saturday, August 16 at 11:00 a.m. for a special constituent tour of the State House.  Senator Joel Lourie and Representative Mia McLeod will be joining us.  The tour begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will last about an hour.  We will meet at the public entrance in the 1st Floor lobby.  If you or your family are interested in attending, please let me know.  All ages are welcome.  Parking will be available at my law office which is located across the …

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End of Session Legislative Update 2014

End of Session Legislative Update 2014

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is my year-end Legislative Update for 2014.   The last several weeks have been busy.  We approved a final budget, dealt with Governor Haley’s vetoes, and have now adjourned until January 2015. Although we were unable to pass an ethics reform bill, I already am working on a comprehensive ethics plan for next legislative session.

Over the last month, I also had the privilege to congratulate and recognize on the House floor many of our Midlands area schools for their sports accomplishments, …

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May Legislative Update

May Legislative Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Here is my Legislative Update for May.  This month, the House overwhelmingly passed an Ethics Bill 110-0, and I was proud to be a co-sponsor of an amendment removing legislators from serving on the Commission.   A major solar bill also passed 105-0.  I was glad to be a part of a bi-partisan effort  in passing a bill providing for the State Election Commission oversight of County Boards of Voter Registration and Election, the biggest election reform measure passed in the last decade!

Last …

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Memorial Day Message

Memorial Day Message

Today, we remember the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  As we come together with family and friends to honor them, let us remember the tremendous sacrifice they have made for our benefit.

To those currently serving in the Armed Forces and the SC National Guard, my family and I want to express our appreciation for your bravery and willingness to spend time away from your family and loved ones.  We are praying for your safety …

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APRIL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

APRIL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

This is my Legislative Update for April.  Although we were furloughed for 2 weeks this month, we were able to work on important legislation.   We unanimously passed Emma’s Law, which requires that interlock devices be installed on vehicles operated by someone convicted of a DUI.  Here are all of the highlights from the month.

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

Best regards,

HOUSE WEEK IN REVIEW
April 1, 2014

         The House of Representatives returned S.137 to the Senate …

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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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