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House Passes Education Reform Bill by Vote of 113-4

Two jackpots in one week! First, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last year finally claimed their prize…which means the State of South Carolina will reap a one-time, $61 million reward.  So, when the House starts debate on the budget next week, we’ll add that amount to what we were already budgeting to provide tax relief and we’ll be able to return $96 million to taxpayers.  This will result in a one-time, $50 taxpayer rebate for every South Carolinian with an income tax liability. Second, on Wednesday night the House passed the S.C. Education, Career, Opportunity, …

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Legislative Update

Education reform was big topic Overview:Education reform was once again in the forefront this week. As always, I am grateful and pleased with all of the comments I have received from our community on fixing this issue. We are working hard on both sides of the aisle to make this comprehensive reform bill the best it can be for our students and teachers. Education Reform Meeting:Over 1,000 teachers, students and other members of the public had the opportunity to give their input on H. 3759 during the K-12 subcommittee meeting on Tuesday night. The subcommittee, and many other Representatives not …

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