Statehouse Update

Statehouse Update April 9-11

It is crossover week at the Statehouse! Accordingly, several key bills are up against the clock. Bills that don’t pass at least one chamber, House or Senate, by this Wednesday are effectively dead for the year and will need to be re-filed in the next session.  One bill to watch...

  • Statehouse Update April 9-11

    It is crossover week at the Statehouse! Accordingly, several key bills are up against the clock. Bills that don’t pass at least one chamber, House or Senate, by this Wednesday are effectively dead for the year and will need to be re-filed in the next session.  One bill to watch...
  • Statehouse Update Apr 2-4

    Important update! South Carolina’s “crossover” deadline is just around the corner. Bills that haven’t passed at least one chamber, House or Senate, by April 10 are effectively dead for the year. While the House is on break this week, you can expect a busy few days in the Senate as...
  • Statehouse Update Mar 26-28

    Update 3/28/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. Heads up! South Carolina’s “crossover” deadline is swiftly approaching. By April 10, any bills that haven't passed at least one chamber, House or Senate, are effectively dead for the year. With the deadline...
  • Statehouse Update Mar 11-14: Big debates on budget and judicial reform

    Heads up! It’s budget week at the Statehouse. Debate starts this afternoon in the House over how to appropriate billions in taxpayer dollars for the FY 2024-25 state budget. If you want to know where your money could be headed and how lawmakers could do more for tax relief, we’ve...
  • Statehouse Update Mar 5-7

    Update 3/8/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. Heads up! The debate over judicial reform is officially underway, as the full Senate plans to take up a bill overhauling judicial selections today at noon. In addition to dismantling legislators’ monopoly over...
  • Statehouse Update Feb 27-29

    Update 3/1/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. A bill establishing a public option for liquor liability insurance, backed by taxpayers’ money, is under consideration this morning. The proposal would also reduce the state’s mandatory $1 million policy requirement – but...
  • Statehouse Update Feb 20-22

    Update 2/23/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. After weeks of smaller budget hearings, the full House Ways and Means Committee begins work on South Carolina’s FY25 spending bill this afternoon. With billions of dollars in taxpayer money on the line,...
  • Statehouse Update Feb 13-15

    Update 2/16/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. Major developments this week! This afternoon, a Senate subcommittee considers a bill that would create a fairer, more balanced legal environment for our state’s small- and medium-sized businesses, while still providing justice for...
  • Statehouse Update: Feb 6-8 (Judicial Reform Special)

    Update 2/8/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. Important updates on judicial reform South Carolina’s judicial elections, originally planned for this week, are seemingly on hold after S.C. Senator Wes Climer and fellow senators look prepared to block nearly all elections...
  • Statehouse Update Jan 30-Feb 1

    Update 2/2/24: Several adjustments were made to this summary to reflect developments that occurred during the week. Big news this week!  On Wednesday, a Senate subcommittee considers a bill that would cause fewer businesses to have to pay excessive and disproportionate damages in civil cases, while still looking after injured South Carolinians....