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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…

Press Releases

New Legislation Established February 28, 2023, as Rosenwald School Day in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Conservation Voters of South Carolina (CVSC), the WeGOJA Foundation, the African American Heritage Commission, Rosenwald community groups, and other state and local partners have formed a working group to initiate the protection of Rosenwald School sites across the state.


Legislative Hotlist: February 28, 2023

Last week continued to be dominated by conservative social policy. When the General Assembly is ready to take on some conservation issues this session, we’ll be ready. It’ll be a breath of fresh air (sorry, I had to). Let’s dive…

Project News & Updates

Recent Wins at the PSC: Ratepayers Showed Up, Regulators Listened

Over the holidays, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy Progress both asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) for huge bill increases. In response, ratepayers showed up in a big way, asking questions, submitting written comments, and showing up to hearings virtually…

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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…

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Legislative Hotlist: January 31, 2023

What. A. Week. Let’s start with a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Legislative Kickoff Reception at Bourbon last Tuesday. My New York Smash was a revelation, and I enjoyed connecting with legislators and conservationists from around the…