STATE + LOCAL NEWS
News + updates from our elected officials
May 4, 2022
"... the South Carolina State Grand Jury issued three superseding indictments which include new charges against former banker Russell Lucius Laffitte, as well as suspended attorneys Richard Alexander Murdaugh and Cory Howerton Fleming."
May 4, 2022
“TurboTax’s misleading advertising caused many South Carolinians to unnecessarily pay for tax preparation services,” Attorney General Wilson
April 28, 2022
“This new rule will mean more crime, including drug trafficking and the violence that comes with it, and will force the states to pay for a new wave of immigrants that will further stress our hospitals, schools, jails, and other social services,” Attorney General Wilson said. “The Asylum Rule escapes the bounds of the law and is a grab for power.”
April 8, 2022
HUGE WIN! Save Women's Sports Act PASSES the SC House, Critical Race Theory, Tax Conformity, Sales Tax exemptions For Elderly, Return to Work for Law Enforcement, Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans
March 29, 2022
"The coverage extension to 12-months will include full Medicaid benefits for women who qualify for Medicaid because they are pregnant."
March 16, 2022
“There’s nothing in the Constitution that justifies abortions and, in fact, we believe abortion violates the constitutional rights to life and equal protection.” - SC AG Alan Wilson
March 8, 2022
"TCL’s ‘paid tuition program’ is being made available to all South Carolina residents with a desire to begin or continue their education. This includes adults with some or no college education and recent high school graduates."
March 2, 2022
"In addition, your support in 2021 and 2022 to fight for clean drinking water has been critical in raising awareness and driving action on toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water. Thanks to your leadership, rural communities throughout South Carolina may soon be able to drink water from their tap again without fear of it harming their health." - Conservation Voters of SC
February 11, 2022
“Our doctors, as well as their patients, need to know that doctors have the right to make important medical decisions, as long as they have the informed consent of their patients. In fighting COVID, the doctor should be given the broadest possible leeway,” - Attorney General Alan Wilson
February 4, 2022
“This administration should be celebrating healthcare workers for their sacrifices in the face of a pandemic. Instead, they continue to force a solution based on control and not based on science,” - Attorney General Wilson
February 1, 2022
“As the market continues to fluctuate, we anticipate seeing more fraudsters attempting to capitalize on investors’ uncertainty and use fear to manipulate investors out of their hard-earned money.”
January 19, 2022
"The testing initiative was rolled out as Beaufort County again set a new record Tuesday for its seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases."
December 7, 2021
Our delegation continues to gain strength in the state legislature with Senator Tom Davis named as Chairman on the Senate’s Labor Commerce and Industry Committee!
November 18, 2021
"Students will begin classes in the building in January, though several who have enrolled in the college’s culinary degree programs were on hand Thursday to serve macarons and cannoli in the café alongside employees from Corner Perk and Bluffton Tea Company."
August 3, 2021
"About 3 million acres of land are already protected in the state. But Sen. Chip Campsen said rapid land development in South Carolina has led to the loss of forests, farms, wildlife and recreational habitats.
So he has worked closely with business and conservation leaders to draft a bill that will be introduced in the upcoming legislative session outlining measures for land protection."
July 15, 2021
“Lawmakers, like Representative Bill Herbkersman, hope to address the issue with state funding. The Republican from Beaufort earmarked $1 million in the state budget to help technical colleges expand their nursing programs.”