The Advocates: Legislative Scorecard

With the 2022 Legislative session nearly over and the elections for all of the SC House seats upcoming in November, it is our pleasure to release the 2022 Legislative Scorecard. We are proud to have had some significant wins over the last two years:

  • $550 million for the South Carolina Ports Authority Intermodal Rail Facility and Barge Operation
  • Final funding for Trident Technical School funding for the Lowcountry Transportation and Logistics Center
  • Exemption of military retiree pay from the state income tax 
  • Income tax reform and rebate
  • Allowance for both local sales and use tax
  • Reauthorization of the abandoned building tax credit
  • Affordable housing tax credits
  • American Rescue Plan funding for infrastructure and broadband throughout the state
  • COVID liability protections for businesses 

I encourage you to take a few minutes to look over this year’s scorecard. We are pleased to re-announce this year’s Champions of Business. These leaders scored 75% or higher on the Chamber’s legislative priorities this year and we continue to be grateful for their leadership:

  • Senator Brian Adams
  • Senator Sean Bennett 
  • Senator Chip Campsen
  • Senator Stephen Goldfinch
  • Senator Larry Grooms
  • Senator Sandy Senn
  • Representative Joe Bustos
  • Representative Joe Daning
  • Representative Sylleste Davis 
  • Representative Gil Gatch
  • Representative Wendell Gilliard
  • Representative Lee Hewitt 
  • Representative Joe Jefferson
  • Representative Marvin Pendarvis 
  • Representative Mark Smith
  • Representative Leon Stavrinakis 
  • Representative Deon Tedder
  • Representative Spencer Wetmore 

Over the next several weeks, we will be putting together our 2023 Legislative Agenda. If you have any thoughts or suggestions for agenda items, please let me know. We will release the new agenda in January at the 2023 Legislative Reception. We hope to see you there.

George Ramsey, Senior Director of Legislative Relations


 

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