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Legislative Hotlist: April 18, 2023

Last week, the House was on furlough, so we only had the Senate to contend with. This week the General Assembly is moving full speed ahead—there are only four weeks until sine die (the last day of session)! What happened…

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Legislative Hotlist: April 11, 2023

It was SO great seeing so many of you last week for our annual Lobby Day and Oyster Roast. Thanks to your help, we had some victories in the House for Crossover Day! Let’s dive in: Crossover Day Wins: You were…

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Legislative Hotlist: April 4, 2023

It’s April, it’s crossover week, and Wednesday is Lobby Day. My cup runneth over! There is a lot to talk about and a lot to do! Let’s dive in: A Tale of Two DHEC Reform Bills: This story is getting complicated.

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Legislative Hotlist: March 28, 2023

The House was furloughed last week, so only the Senate was in Session. As crossover day approaches, expect things to ramp up here in Columbia! Let’s dive in: Battle of the Bills: Right now, there are two versions of a DHEC…

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Legislative Hotlist: March 21, 2023

Last week was the longest. Session started on Monday as the full House debated the appropriations bill. This week should be calmer because the House is taking a break! Let’s dive in:  T’was Budget Week: The debate over the budget was…

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Legislative Hotlist: March 14, 2023

It’s budget week! We are already on day two of session, so let’s dive in.  Budget Week: This week, the full House is debating the appropriations bill (see here for our run-down of this year’s appropriations for conservation). That…

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Legislative Hotlist: March 7, 2023

We are approaching the halfway mark for this first year of session, and budget week is right around the corner! Let’s dive in: In the News: Last week, we had a successful press conference celebrating Rosenwald School Day on…

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Legislative Hotlist: February 21, 2023

This week in the Statehouse continued to be focused on conservative social policy. That doesn’t mean your CVSC government relations team didn’t use our time wisely, though. Let’s dive in: Electric Vehicles at the Legislature: Electric vehicles (EVs) have been in…

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Legislative Hotlist: February 14, 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day/Galentine’s Day/Palentine’s Day/Regular Ol’ Tuesday! The General Assembly remains focused on social issues, which means it was another slow week for conservation. Let’s dive in! Budgeting Trouble: Outside of the legislature, a serious accounting error has thrown…

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Legislative Hotlist: February 7, 2023

Last week at the Statehouse was relatively slow for Conservation. The Senate continued to be mired in debate over an education bill, and the House kept session rather short throughout the week. That doesn’t mean the lobby team wasn’t working…