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Vetoes, Free-Times "Best of", Beginning of Summer


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The General Assembly convened this week to address the Governor's vetoes. Both chambers overrode his veto of H3601, a bill which relates to public disorderly conduct so as to allow and provide procedures for conditional discharge for first-time offenders. All of the Governor's budgetary vetoes were also overridden except for 4, which were sustained, as follows: provisos allocating monies to the Lee County Bus Shop; allowance of local development impact fees to be used for debt service; monies allocated to Greenwood sewer extension line which are no longer needed; and the sinking of the USS Clamagore. We now will not reconvene until January. Free-Times has its annual "Best of Columbia" competition which concludes on Sunday, June 30. There are several noteworthy categories which are worth exploring. I also happen to be one of five nominated for "Best Local Politician." If interested in voting, please visit https://www.postandcourier.com/free-times/best_of_columbia/. The first days of summer have brought us significant record highs. Please follow these safety tips during these extreme temperatures:

  • Drink water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Take a bottle with you always.

  • Hot cars kill. Never leave kids, older people or pets in cars. The temperature inside a parked car can double within minutes.

  • Keep cool. Seek out air-conditioned buildings, draw your blinds, use a fan, take cool showers and dress in light and loose clothing made from natural fabrics.

  • Plan ahead. Schedule activities in the coolest part of the day and avoid exercising in the heat. If you must go out, wear a hat and sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you.

  • Check in on others. Look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, the elderly, the young, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.

Thank you for the honor and privilege of representing you and our community at the State House!

Best wishes,


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