87 state representatives voted to table a clean repeal of the Base Load Review Act. This amendment would have prevented a similar debacle from happening in the future. The Base Load Review Act, passed in 2007, allowed utilities to charge customers billions for two now failed reactors. Now, 10 years later, energy consumers have seen their rates skyrocket and both SCE&G and Santee Cooper have pulled out of the project.
Jerry Govan Jr
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
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
On April 5th, 2017 the House voted on Rep. Blackwell’s (R-Aiken) amendment that would add government required training back to H3930, an already weak Constitutional Carry bill. The very purpose of Constitutional Carry is to remove government mandated infringements on your right to keep and bear arms! A vote for Blackwell’s amendment was a vote against your constitutional second amendment right. The representatives below voted for Blackwell’s amendment and voted to undermine
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