Updated 9:03 p.m. Lawmakers have reached an agreement on how to disclose who pays them, though a long-hoped for, comprehensive income disclosure bill won’t clear the General Assembly this year. […]
*corrected June 9 Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed $41 million in what she called pork projects and earmarks tucked away in the General Assembly’s $7.5 billion budget. “Earmarks are starting […]
Lawmakers won’t get to pat themselves on the back for ending self-policing this legislative year, which ended at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Ethics has tended to languish in the Legislature […]
The state House on Thursday voted 94 to 13 to tack an anti-dark money provision onto a bill requiring lawmakers to disclose private income sources. Dark money refers to private […]
The state House has approved a measure aimed at ending self-policing among lawmakers.
After years in the making, two ethics reform proposals finally passed through the state Senate. House members will now either have to approve the Senate’s proposals or work out their differences on the bills.
After a four-year battle in the state Legislature, the state Senate has passed ethics bills that require legislators to disclose some private income sources and to be investigated by an independent ethics panel if they’re accused of breaking the rules. Here’s what they’re saying about ethics reform in SC.
It’s an age of increasing demand for transparency in government, while anonymous political speech is unfettered. And some lawmakers don’t like it. The Senate failed on Thursday to fast track a bill—H. 3189—that would require political groups to disclose their donors. The vote was 28-16 in favor of giving the bill priority status, just shy of the two-thirds majority vote needed.