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Senator: Veto threat no reason to give up

A veto threat from Gov. Nikki Haley shouldn’t prevent the South Carolina Senate from passing a bill to fund the state’s crumbling highways, state Sen. Kevin Johnson said Friday. “We can’t let that stop us,” Johnson said. Read the full article here! 

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Setzler Praises Amazon Expansion

South Carolina Senate Minority Leader Nikki Setzler released the following statement in reference to the recent announcement of Amazon expanding its Lexington County operations. “This is not just a great day in South Carolina but this is a tremendous day in Lexington County”, said Setzler. “I cannot began to tell you how excited I am about the announcement of Amazon expanding its already huge footprint in Lexington County, right in…

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Greenville Online: Haley’s road plan draws criticism

COLUMBIA – The income tax cuts at the heart of Gov. Nikki Haley’s 10-year road plan are being assailed by both Democrats and a policy group but for for different reasons. … Senate Democrats on Friday distributed their own math, showing that over the 10-year span of the plan, the state’s infrastructure needs would total $14.7 billion, while revenue from the added gas tax and a diversion from the General Fund would total…

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Senator Kevin Johnson on the State of the State

Senator Kevin Johnson wrote about the State of the State address: As an elected official, I am aware that you are not going to agree with any one 100 percent of the time, regardless of political parties, geographical boundaries, etc. Differences of opinions has led to many great decisions and ideas over the years and decades. Having said that, my immediate thought at the end of the speech was that it…

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