March 5, 2014

Legislative Update – March 5, 2014

Tommy gives us an update from the Statehouse on a bill that passed to issue a tax break to constables for their volunteer work. He also […]
March 3, 2014

Statehouse Report #6 – Catching Up on Committee Work

The House of Representatives caught up on committee work this week following two weeks of snow-related furloughs over the past month. A number of important pieces […]
February 26, 2014

Legislative Update – February 26, 2014

Tommy Pope updates us on some of the bills moving through the judiciary subcommittee that will be on the floor next week.
February 21, 2014

Statehouse Report #5 – Great Economic News for South Carolina

The House of Representatives returned from its scheduled furlough (and winter storm) week to a massive influx of great economic news. We didn’t spent much time […]
February 19, 2014

Legislative Update – February 19, 2014

Tommy Pope checks in with a very quick update, and a special visit from Blessed Hope Christian Academy’s fourth grade class!
February 7, 2014

Statehouse Report #4 – Back to Work

The House of Representatives got back to work this week after last week’s winter storm. It was a busy week with many groups visiting the Statehouse […]
February 5, 2014

Legislative Update – February 5, 2014

  After a long day at the State House, Tommy Pope checks in with an update. The Constitutional Laws Subcommittee is working on a bill for […]
January 31, 2014

Statehouse Report #3 – Snow Days

I hope you weathered the winter storm safely. It’s a sport in our state to criticize officials for closing things early, but as we saw pictures […]
January 29, 2014

Legislative Update – January 29th, 2014

Though today’s session didn’t take place due to snow, House Rep Tommy Pope checks in to discuss the chief justice race and items that will be […]
January 24, 2014

Statehouse Report #2 – Reform, Second Amendment Rights, A Plan for the Future

There was lots of activity in the state House this week as we advanced two major pieces of legislation and heard from the Governor in her […]
January 22, 2014

Legislative Update – January 22nd, 2014

House Rep Tommy Pope checks in before Wednesday’s session, touching on a bill headed to the governor’s desk and the ongoing judicial race.
January 21, 2014

Statehouse Report #1 – On the Verge of Major Government Reform… Again

The General Assembly returned to Columbia this week for the second half of our two-year term. Amid a typically slow first week on the floor, we made significant progress on a notable Republican Caucus agenda item. After more than a decade of effort by the House Republican majority, our state is once again on the verge of the biggest streamlining of state government in nearly three decades. We have approved this legislation five times in the past seven years, and other versions of it have been in the legislative pipeline since 2000. A House-Senate Conference Committee signed off on a “Department of Administration” bill this week that moves the vast majority of the administrative functions of state government – human resources, information technology, state vehicles, and “general services” – under the control of the Governor for the first time.