Conservative budget well below proposed spending cap

House to Take Up Budget Vetoes Today

(Columbia, SC) – Today, the SC House of Representatives will address the 34 line-item vetoes the Governor issued on the conservative budget approved by the General Assembly last week.  The $6 billion FY2011-2012 state spending plan focuses on vital core functions of government and addresses top areas of concern like debt repayment and increased education funding.
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Release – Finalized Budget is a Balanced, Conservative Plan

Job creation, debt repayment & education made top priorities

(Columbia, SC) – Today, the House approved a $6 billion final budget compromise (H. 3700) reached by the joint House/Senate Conference Committee.  The FY2011-2012 state spending plan focuses on vital core functions of government and addresses top areas of concern like debt repayment and increased education funding. 
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Release – More Transparent Budget Process

House Receives Signed Budget Conference Report
Lawmakers & public given time to scrutinize spending compromise

(Columbia, SC) – Today, the joint House/Senate Budget Conference Committee delivered signed Conference Reports to both legislative bodies.  Under the current House rules, this proposed compromise on next year’s spending plan is available for immediate action.  However, House Members have agreed to abide by a rule proposed – but not yet adopted – by Rep. Dan Hamilton (District 20 – Greenville) that allows for a more transparent budgeting process. 
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End of Session Report: GOP Agenda Passes House


This past January, House Republicans drafted a comprehensive legislative agenda containing conservative reform items that you asked for last November, from growing our economy to increasing government transparency and efficiency.  This session, your House Republicans have rolled up our sleeves and gone to work as promised.
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Release – Transparency Act on Brink of Becoming Law

House moves Roll Call Voting Bill toward legislative finish line

(Columbia, SC) – Today, the SC House of Representatives voted to accept the Senate’s amendments to the House bill (H. 3004 Roll Call Voting) that delivers increased transparency and government accountability by making mandatory Roll Call Voting in both legislative bodies a state law.
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Release – Higher Education Transparency Act Passes House

Bill requires all expenditures to be put online

(Columbia, SC) – With a 110 to 0 vote today, the Higher Education Transparency Act of 2011 (H. 3185) passed the South Carolina House of Representatives. Pre-filed in December, the transparency measure was an early agenda item of the House Republican Caucus.
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Update – Session Week in Review

Dear Friends,

It’s been quite a week at the State House and I wanted to brief you on the status on some important conservative reforms in progress. [Read more...]

Press Release – Roll Call Voting Bill Passes House

Transparency issue fast-tracked for first week passage

(Columbia, SC) – A Bill (H. 3004) to deliver increased transparency and government accountability by making Roll Call Voting in both legislative bodies a state law unanimously passed the South Carolina House of Representatives today by a vote of 104-0.
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Transparency in Higher Education‏

Dear Friends:

With January’s legislative session only a few weeks away, as you’ve heard me say before, it’s time to get to work!  And, we’re doing just that. 

Recently our House Republican leadership gathered with university presidents and leaders from across the state to announce the SC Higher Education Transparency Act of 2011.  This bill will require our state’s institutions of higher education to post all spending online, down to the dollar. 

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