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House approves anti-DUI law

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There are two legislative weeks left before the “Crossover” deadline – the date when legislation must reach the Senate to be considered in the normal course of business. That means April is always a busy month in the General Assembly, and this week was no exception.

Here is a quick breakdown of this past week’s major activity:

The South Carolina  Association of the Deaf, Inc. presented Rep. Rita Allison (R) with its Legislator of the Year award.

State budget highlights

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The South Carolina House of Representatives spent this past week debating the 2014-15 state budget. Following are some of the highlights of this year’s House Budget. The budget now goes to the South Carolina Senate for their debate on any additions or changes.

Budget preparation

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Preparing, debating, and approving the state budget is the most important thing we do as legislators each year. I can’t understate how seriously my colleagues take this process. As conservatives, we begin with the premise that “this is your money – not the government’s.”

We wish Congress began with the same attitude.


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