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What will Larry Martin do?

South Carolina State Senator Larry Martin is in a position to make or break the Freedom of Information Act Sunshine bill, H3235. It is in his Judiciary Committee.  He controls what is on the agenda and what is not. In fact, it was reported that when the subcommittee chair was asked about setting up a […]

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Will Sunshine die of inaction in the SC Senate?

There are only two more weeks left before our state Legislature goes home for the year! If the South Carolina Senate doesn’t pass H3235, the Freedom of Information Act Sunshine bill, by then we’ll have to start all over again in January from square one! They will continue to legally be able to ignore your […]

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Deadline for Sunshine Thursday 26th

Now I have names! Listed below are the Representatives that are holding up a bill that will require the South Carolina General Assembly to be subject to the same sunshine laws as every other government agency in the state! Disclosure is critical to accountability and transparency! Currently, members of the General Assembly are exempt from […]

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Legislators continue to hide their documents

Which South Carolina legislators want to hide their e-mails, letters, memo’s and documents from the public? I don’t know for sure, but a bill that will require them to disclose their documents is on the “contested” calendar in the SC House of Representatives. That means somebody doesn’t want it to pass! H3235 will remove the […]

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Defense from NDAA starts in Columbia

James Madison said,”Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad”.  [Letter from Madison to Jefferson, May 13, 1798] On December 15th, 2011, the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2012 […]

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