Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your State Representative in Columbia. With the first year of our two-year session complete, I wanted to share an update on the accomplishments and progress we made. This year was challenging and out of the ordinary in many ways. WeContinue Reading

A new lawsuit bill was passed last week by Governor Henry McMaster that protects businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits. The new bill, COVID-19 Liability Immunity Act, provides protection to health care providers and businesses that follow public health guidance. The ceremony for the signing was held at Cafe Strudel RestaurantContinue Reading

For the fifth consecutive year, South Carolina’s Motor Fuel User Fee, which helps support road, bridge, and infrastructure construction in South Carolina, will increase from $0.24 to $0.26 per gallon beginning July 1. The increase is part of the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by theContinue Reading

End of Session This week is National Police Week. Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement leave their families and put their lives on the line to protect and serve communities around South Carolina. Thank you to police officers for your service. OverviewMeaningful and conservative legislation meantContinue Reading

By the time this article prints (May 13), the 1st regular session of the 124th SC General Assembly will have adjourned sine die. What does that mean? We are basically “done for the year” except for a few more days we will be called back. Those days are between MayContinue Reading

A virtual public hearing May 19 will allow residents to give input on an end-of-year report that details Richland County’s use of federal funding to aid low-to-moderate-income residents. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the county’s progress toward the goals and objectives of its Consolidated Plan. TheContinue Reading

Today, Congressman Joe Wilson issued the following statement on introducing the No Taxpayer Funded Platform for Chinese Communist Act: “I am grateful to introduce this important piece of legislation that prevents U.S. taxpayer dollars from providing an open platform to representatives of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese CommunistContinue Reading

Did you know? The Palmetto State is ranked 4th in the United States for the number of women-owned businesses, with 170,000 calling South Carolina their home. This week, the South Carolina Senate had ‘Budget Week’, reviewing, debating, and amending the budget the House sent them a few weeks ago. WhenContinue Reading

3 weeks left. This week was another busy week in the House, with several key issues moving quickly in committee. The overall theme of the week was getting our state back to normal on the heels of the pandemic. In the coming weeks, we will be spending less time inContinue Reading