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Hotlist: Post Sine Die Update!

Your friendly government relations team wanted to update you on what has happened since Sine Die. In May we left session with several bills still in negotiation and a resolution that carved out time to resolve them. The House and…

Election Updates

Primary Day is Over – What Happened?

The day after elections, I always schedule some time to take stock of what happened the night before and what it means for both politics and conservation. An optimist at heart, I always look for the silver lining and what…

Election Updates

2022 Primary Investment Summary

CVSC and CVSC-PAC Invest in 24 Primary Elections, Making 381,000 Voter Contacts In the 2022 primary elections, Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC) and CVSC Political Action Committee (CVSC-PAC) invested in a wide array of direct mail and door-to-door activities…

Project News & Updates

South Carolina Falls Short of Energy Freedom Act Goals

This op-ed originally appeared in greenvilleonline.com on May 15, 2022, authored by CVSC Energy Project Manager Jalen Brooks-Knepfle.  The Energy Freedom Act was a new start for South Carolina. This popular and bipartisan legislation changed the game for…

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It’s a Wrap

Clang, Clang: it’s sine die, friends! This marks the end of the second Year of a two-Year session. Unless a bill was included in the sine die resolution,…

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The Final Countdown

First things first – thank you all for a wildly successful Conservation Coalition Lobby Day and Oyster Roast! I had a ton of fun and you showed the General Assembly how important conservation is to voters. I’m already looking forward…

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Only 9 Legislative Days Left!

  Session is coming to a close and things are starting to get… interesting. Let’s jump in! The Lay of the Land: We’ve got nine legislative days left at the end of this two…

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Money Woes?

Last week, the House was on furlough and the Senate sat in perfunctory session Wednesday and Thursday – it was almost relaxing! That languor won’t last, so let’s jump in. Where’d all that money go? The full Senate…

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Crossover Shenanigans, Part 3!

Y’all, last week was bananas. I’m talking about shenanigans, tornados, thousands of amendments, and just a little chaos. For CVSC purposes, it was a reasonably successful week, but it didn’t always look that way. Let’s jump in.  …

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Crossover Shenanigans, Part 2

Both Chambers were back in action last week and that meant a quiet sort of chaos settled over the Statehouse as the House and Senate geared up for Crossover day. This week is going to be a doozy…