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June 2016

Wow! It’s hard to believe how fast the last four years have flown by since I first stepped foot in the South Carolina Senate. As I write this today, it is the fourth anniversary of my runoff win in the Republican Primary. It has been an incredible and rewarding experience, and I am excited about the…

May 2016

Deadlines typically motivate people (or at least me), maybe not until the last possible second, but somehow – you typically get done what needs to be done.  This will be the case at our house this week as we prepare to host about 30 people for Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday.  A lot of my “to do” list will get…

April 2016

In my last update, we were waiting to get a third reading on our “Roads Bill” and the annual green paint  (pollen) was fogging the air in Columbia – we had none in Greenville. Now the dogwoods are well past their peak here and most azaleas are on the back end of their color explosion. I…

March 2016

The first thing I want to do is apologize if you have called or emailed and not received a personal reply back. Rest assured your messages and emails are being read by me and I appreciate your input in the process. I have received well over 1000 correspondences regarding the roads issue. Though the opinions were split…

February 2016

After several weeks of nothing really moving on the Infrastructure (Roads) Bill, the discussion on the floor really began last Thursday.  Majority Leader Harvey Peeler got up and spoke for the caucus and said that there are four hurdles to get over to get an infrastructure bill out of the Senate: 1- Reform of DOT…

January 2016

Yesterday we finished the second week of this year’s session, which began on Tuesday, January 12.   This is the second year of a two year session, so everything that was on the “calendar” when we left in July was there waiting for us.   Number one on that list is the Road Funding bill (H…

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