We’ll Take Your Date If You Take Our Rate, Budget, Opioids On Wednesday a bipartisan House coalition led by Speaker Jay Lucus held a press conference in the statehouse calling for the Senate to take up legislation amended by the House to reduce SCE&G rates and provide immediate relief for hundreds of thousands of customers. […]
In the aftermath of the Parkland school deaths, experts came together in South Carolina to discuss solutions to curbing school violence. These are smart, highly experienced, people from multiple disciplines with varying perspectives. It was strikingly refreshing that the talks were not bogged down by the knee-jerk gun rhetoric flamed by the political Left and […]
Have you set a resolution to be more physically active? Are you interested in meeting and talking to your local elected officials? I invite you to join me Saturday, February 17th to Walk with Your Elected Official. Pacolet’s walk will begin at 10am at Middle School of Pacolet. Come early to register.
Dear Friends: We have had another fast action week at your South Carolina Statehouse. Topping the list of issues: protecting ratepayers in the nuclear financial meltdown, efforts to curb distracted driving and a new approach to the horrible litter problem. Huge Step Forward for Nuke Relief In a nearly unanimous vote the S.C. House […]
House Passes Ratepayer Protection Bill Removes nuclear premium rates and repeals BLRA (Columbia, SC) – Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House passed H.4375, the Ratepayer Protection Bill, by a vote of 119-1. This legislation drops the over 18% nuclear surcharge on SCE&G customers’ bills to 0% while giving […]
Continuation of the Nuclear Debacle The House voted to create a new position that would advocate for consumers in issues involving power utilities. The proposed ‘Utilities Consumer Advocate‘ would be in the Attorney General’s Office under the bill (H.4379) that was approved 114-1 in the House. Supporters say the new office would partially replace the […]