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News from the State House

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week at the State House, we were back in full force after our two week furlough. One piece of news that I am particularly excited to share is the passage of my bill, H.3204, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act. The bill, with minor amendments, overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week, and the House concurred with a vote of 107-1! It will now be sent to the Governor for her signature, after a 7 year-long effort! The bill will allow DHEC to provide a brochure about the human papillomavirus (HPV) to all parents of students entering into 6th grade and allows DHEC to administer the HPV vaccine. This is a monumental step for educating the public about the v

Keep our state healthy!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week at the State House, we were back in full force after our two week furlough. One piece of news that I am particularly excited to share is the passage of my bill, H.3204, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act. The bill, with minor amendments, overwhelmingly passed in the Senate last week, and the House concurred with a vote of 107-1! It will now be sent to the Governor for her signature, after a 7 year-long effort! The bill will allow DHEC to provide a brochure about the human papillomavirus (HPV) to all parents of students entering into 6th grade and allows DHEC to administer the HPV vaccine. This is a monumental step for educating the public about the v

Budget Week

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The week beginning March 21st, the House debated the 2016 General Appropriations bill for the 2016-17 fiscal year — “Budget Week”. We worked several late nights on this bill, which will take effect on July 1, 2016, if passed. While I am extremely disappointed by the lack of funding devoted to fix our crumbling roads, we were able to send a budget to the Senate which included allocating several million new dollars to public K-12 education and pay increases for our teachers and state employees. You can read all the details here or below for a more complete look at what we’ve done the last couple of weeks. As always, I am interested in hearing your thoughts and con