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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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Senator John Matthews Honored By South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Columbia, SC – On Tuesday, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, honored legislators who had a perfect score on the 2014 Legislative Scorecard. The awards were presented at Business Speaks to members of the General Assembly, including South Carolina Senate Assistant Minority Leader John Matthews, Jr. “The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize Senator Matthews for his  commitment  to advancing issues that make South…

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Remarks of Senator Joel Lourie – 2015 State of the State Democratic Response

Here’s the full text of the Democratic response to the 2015 South Carolina State of the State. Good evening.  I am Joel Lourie, I serve in the State Senate and I am from right here in Columbia. I am honored to give the response to the Governors State of the State.  From a very early age, I learned from my mother and my late father, Senator Isadore Lourie, that politics…

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