Floyd Nicholson

Democrat – District 10
Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick & Saluda Counties
Capitol Phone: (803) 212-6000
Home Phone: 864.223.9460
Business Phone: 802.212.6040
Email: [email protected]


Senate Override of the Gas Tax Veto

On May 10, 2017 the SC Senate 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 senators, listed below, that voted to override the veto did so saying that they, “had fixed the roads” and accomplished, “real reform at the Department of Transportation.”

Senate vote to put gas tax on Special Order

On March 29, 2017 a motion was made to fast track the gas tax bill using procedural tricks. Supporters of the massive gas tax increase moved to put H. 3516, the gas tax bill, on Special Order – a priority position on the Senate’s calendar.  This vote was an attempt to ram through one of the largest tax increases in South Carolina’s history. Since Special Order is such a high priority spot

Before his election to the post of Senate President pro-tempore, Senator Hugh Leatherman sent his fellow Senators a written declaration that if elected to that post he would not accept the constitutional responsibility to serve as Lt. Governor under any conditions.

Before his election to the post of Senate President pro-tempore, Senator Hugh Leatherman sent his fellow Senators a written declaration that if elected to that post he would not accept the constitutional responsibility to serve as Lt. Governor under any conditions.  Yet, 37 senators shamefully refused to oppose him anyway. When Nikki Haley is confirmed by the US Senate as Secretary to the United Nations, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster will