Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the state’s unified voice of business, has released its 2013 Legislative Year In Review and Scorecard, with 30 legislators earning perfect scores.
Included on the list were Rep. Bill Crosby and Rep. Samuel Rivers.
Through the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s direct advocacy efforts at the State House in 2013 and through strong business alliances with other industry trade associations, South Carolina will benefit from more than $1.4 billion in legislative changes designed to make businesses more competitive and profitable.
Each legislative session, the Chamber tracks key business roll call votes and tallies them to determine an overall score for each member of the General Assembly. In 2013, the Chamber tracked key votes on a variety of business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old Kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council, among other business priorities.
Sen. Sean Bennett of Dorchester County was also on the list, as were Sen. Chip Campsen and Reps. Bobby Harrell, Chip Limehouse and Mike Sottile of Charleston.