The South Carolina House and Senate will return to session this week. The Senate is busy working on the budget and, hopefully, ethics that has passed the House.
Your Voice In Columbia
State Representative Rita Allison keeps her constituents up-to-date on legislative matters.
It was budget week at the South Carolina State House.
The House adjourned this past Wednesday due to inclement weather, shaving a legislative day from the calendar. But it was not before we moved on education reform, advanced an omnibus ethics reform bill and received an update on the state of South Carolina’s judicial system.
The South Carolina House of Representatives had a busy week producing an initial state budget, moving again on ethics reform, and continuing to push for increased transparency in government.
The House of Representatives, led by your Republican majority, made significant progress on regulatory reform, updating public safety laws and protecting the unborn this past week.
It would be easy to describe this past week as a “sprint in the midst of a legislative marathon.” We made significant strides in moving forward more ethics legislation, increasing transparency in government, ensuring our state is adequately prepared to deal with natural disasters and adding significant protections for the unborn.
Ethics was the topic on the floor of the South Carolina House this past week. Two bills were passed.
What will it take for you to be happy?
Benjamin Franklin pointed out, “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.
Happy New Year to each of you and your families.
I wish a year filled with joy, good health and peace for our citizens and our state. Tuesday, Jan. 13, the legislative session will be gaveled in at noon. This will be a session of great challenges, but even greater opportunities.
As many are saying the political “noise” is at a high pitch with political attack ads filling our television screens and our radio airwaves. Hopefully, each of us is paying close attention to the real issues and has the perseverance to sort through the accusations and determine which candidates deserve your support.