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January 11, 2022
“Many of them are coming from other countries, so we need the Federal Communications Commission to take action because there’s nothing we can do as individual states.”
January 10, 2022
“We saw a nearly 15% increase in the number of victims reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline,” Attorney General Wilson said. “Additionally, we are seeing a steady increase in the number of children and youth who have been identified by DSS as victims.”
January 4, 2022
"The anticipated state budget surplus for the coming fiscal year, combined with the federal dollars allocated to South Carolina as part of the 'hard' infrastructure bill passed by Congress last November, puts state legislators in a position to tackle some long-overdue projects – chief among them, in my opinion, being the widening and repaving of I-95."
January 2, 2022
“Yet another court has said no to this abuse of power and executive overreach. These mandates are garbage and we will continue to stand for the rule of law.”
December 8, 2021
"The legislation I will be responsible for reviewing and amending – and either moving forward or holding back – will touch upon virtually every aspect of our state’s economy."
November 24, 2021
Newsletter from Rep. Shannon Erickson
November 19, 2021
“Washington Democrats have spent months consumed by infighting and backroom dealmaking in pursuit of a partisan tax and spending agenda that bankrupts our economy, benefits the wealthy, and builds the Washington bureaucracy. At the same time, working families have been battling the highest spike in prices in nearly forty years, watching more and more of their wages get eaten up at the grocery store and the gas pump." - Rep. Joe Wilson
November 10, 2021
"Putting aside the question of whether Congress should have appropriated the $550 million (it should not have, in my opinion, for reasons I will explain in separate correspondence), my job now as a state senator is to ensure that our state's share of these dollars is spent wisely, and to make sure the area I represent is treated fairly."
November 4, 2021
Governor Henry McMaster today issued Executive Order 2021-38, which prohibits all state agencies in his cabinet from requiring employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The prohibition applies to the 19 state agencies that make up the governor’s cabinet.
November 4, 2021
“Vaccinations for every employee have nothing to do with OSHA’s regulation of workplace safety. The President is flouting the rule of law to engage in federal overreach at its worst. He has little regard for the constitutional liberties of our citizens.”
October 29, 2021
“This is not about whether vaccines are a good idea,” Attorney General Wilson said. “I’m fully vaccinated and I encourage anyone who can to get it. But the way the Biden administration went about this is unconstitutional and I’m sworn to uphold the Constitution. No one designated President Biden as King Joseph the First.”
October 20, 2021
“While schools and teachers cannot promote their religion, it makes no sense to say that a coach praying alone is violating the Constitution.”
October 18, 2021
"When it comes to your state tax dollars, I believe government spends too much and that agencies have a duty to put forward proposals to do more with less. I think the private sector is inherently more productive than the public, so I’ve always opposed tax increases and supported leaving more money in your pockets."
October 22, 2021
Keeping Financial Information Private, Addressing the Border Crisis,
Protecting Religious Liberties and Freedom of Speech
October 15, 2021
Protecting Medicare Advantage + Fighting ‘Woke’ Capitalism
October 15, 2021
“Natural gas and oil prices are already going up and so is inflation overall, so South Carolinians cannot afford what amounts to a huge tax increase for oil and gas,” - Attorney General Wilson
October 7, 2021
"Investors should be aware that fraudsters may impersonate a regulator or registered firm by utilizing technology to create a fake website, misrepresent the business location or headquarters, or deceive investors or others in the securities industry by using fraudulent phone numbers."
October 6, 2021
"Let me be clear: the SCDOT will not shove bridge plans down the throats of the people of Hilton Head Island. It will not ignore any changes to the project requested by the Town, which will be the byproduct of months of public comment by island residents and of some excellent work done by the Town’s engineer and land use planner."
September 29, 2021
In response to a federal judge’s ruling blocking enforcement of Proviso 1.108, which prohibits the use of state funds to enforce K-12 school mask mandates, Attorney General Alan Wilson said, “We disagree with the judge’s position and we plan to appeal.”
September 22, 2021
"the Heritage Act is one of the great achievements in South Carolina history.” - AG Alan Wilson
September 21, 2021
"I ran for the State Senate in 2008 in part to lay the foundation for an investment of private capital in these rural areas that would create high-paying jobs -- because I knew that better schools, better healthcare, and a better quality of life for residents would then follow. And the hard work put in by so many over the past few years is now paying huge dividends."
September 2, 2021
“As a veteran and father of four sons who have served in the military overseas, I appreciate these victories for our service members and am committed to continue working for our military and their families. I am grateful to have worked with my colleagues to advance this important, bipartisan legislation.”