Nathan Ballentine

R – District 71
Lexington & Richland Counties
Capitol Phone: 803.734.2969
Home Phone: 803-732-1861
Business Phone: 803-251-1276
Email: [email protected]
Capitol Email: [email protected]


House vote to pass Base Load Review

The act that allowed utilities to charge customers for two now failed reactors in Jenkinsville, SC was passed in 2007. This legislation, the Base Load Review Act, passed both chambers  with overwhelming support in less than 3 months with no regard to how this bill would impact South Carolinians. Now, 10 years later, energy consumers have seen their rates skyrocket and both SCE&G and Santee Cooper have pulled out of

House Override of the Gas Tax Veto

On May 10, 2017 the SC House of Representatives overrode Governor McMaster’s veto of the gas tax increase. This massive tax hike increases the taxes and fees on South Carolinian’s by hundreds of dollars a year and does not guarantee our roads will be repaired. The legislators, listed below, that voted to override the veto did so saying that they, “had fixed the roads” and accomplished, “real reform at the Department

House vote to Pass the Gas Tax Increase

The House of Representatives voted to raise the gas tax in South Carolina by ten cents a gallon, raise the sales tax on vehicles and nearly double the registration fees for cars. There were no tax “off-sets” included in the Houses version of the gas tax bill, amounting to a straight tax hike of hundreds of millions of dollars a year on South Carolinians. Supporters of this bill claimed that the money