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Hotlist: February 20

Hey friends, Last week at the Statehouse, legislative activity for conservation purposes was slow. But, one really big, important thing happened: the Speaker dropped his omnibus energy legislation with a host of cosponsors, and… it’s bad. Really bad. Let’s…

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Hotlist: February 12

Hey there! First, I’m blown away by last week’s amazing turnout for our Conservation Coalition Lobby Day. It’s your help and support that really helps legislators keep conservation top-of-mind, and I can’t thank all of you enough for showing…

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Hotlist: February 5

Hey friends, Four weeks into session and I. Am. Pooped. It was such a busy week I am struggling to organize it all into the Hotlist. Here is my best shot—let’s dive in: The State, She’s A-Growing: We have…

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Hotlist: January 29

Howdy! Great seeing so many of you at our legislative kickoff last Tuesday. It was a wild success and a good time! Last week was really busy; let’s dive in: Movement on Protecting Agricultural Lands: The Senate Finance Committee advanced the…

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Hotlist: January 22

Hey Friends! Last week at the Statehouse was cold. So, so cold. Despite that, Ron DeSantis held a press conference on Tuesday in the lobby and noted that it was practically balmy compared to the weather in Iowa. Despite…

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Hotlist: January 16

Hey Friends, Session has begun! And while not too much (for us) happened in the House and Senate Chambers, committees and legislators were hard at work setting the tone for the season. It was a busy week for the Government…

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Hotlist: January 5

Hey, y’all! It’s session time. On Tuesday, January 9th, the 2024 Legislative Session will officially kick off. Your government relations team here at CVSC has been busy all fall, and we’re ready to get to work at the Statehouse.

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Legislative Hotlist: June 23

Session is over (for real this time) and I wanted to give you a quick update on how the budget negotiations ended up. I also thought I’d give you a brief update on some of the things going on in…

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Legislative Hotlist: May 11, 2023

It’s Sine die… sort of! Before I jump into the details, let me start by thanking you for your help. Every time one of you contacts your representative or senator, you move the needle a notch in our favor. So,…

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Legislative Hotlist: May 1, 2023

Sine Die is approaching and session is wrapping up—we’ve got six legislative days left and lots to do. Let’s Dive in! DHEC Reform: The Senate Medical Affairs Committee met last week and passed the amended DHEC Reform bill (…