Weekly Updates

End of Summer

Summer has passed, the children are back in school and the weather continues to be hot. I hope each of you have enjoyed your summer and are ready for football and cooler days. I...

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End-of-Session Report

Dear Friends, Let me begin my Legislative Report with a wish that you and your family are enjoying a fun, relaxing, and safe summer. This has been an exciting and busy year in the...

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The Final Stretch for True Ethics Reform

The string of headlines on ethics issues over the past six years means the time has come to strengthen our laws. I have written about this issue a number of times over the past...

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A Strong Record of Achievement

With four weeks left in the legislative session, the race is on to get important legislation finished and to Governor Haley’s desk. Looking back on the two-year session, the House Republicans have a long...

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Crossover Week and "Worry" at Pacolet

Last week was “Crossover Week” in the House, and while I’ve written about that several times in the past few weeks, I realized many of you may not know exactly what that means. So...

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Statehouse Report 12: Fighting Common Core

L-R: Rep. Eddie Tallon, Sheriff Faile, SC Supreme Court Justice John Kittridge Presenting the CALEA Accreditation Certificate to Sheriff Faile of The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Dear Friends, We spent a number of very long...

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A Busy Week Before "Crossover"

Dear Friends, There are two legislative weeks left before the “Crossover” deadline – the date when legislation must reach the Senate to be considered in the normal course of business. That means April is...

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Progress on Ethics Reform and new DUI Restrictions

Dear Friends, This week was again a very busy week that many pieces of legislation move forward. Two major pieces of legislation moved in the South Carolina House that have received a lot of...

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210 Roll Call Votes Toward a Balanced Budget

Dear Friends, After three days of debate, and more than 210 roll call votes, the House of Representatives approved the state budget this week and sent it to the Senate. The $23.9 billion budget...

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A Balanced State Budget

Preparing, debating, and approving the state budget is the most important thing we do as legislators each year. I can’t understate how seriously my colleagues take this process. As conservatives, we begin with the...

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