Find all the candidates running for the SC Statehouse in 2016 on the following website. The Primary is June 14.
April 28 meeting
Greenville Sheriff Candidates Forum from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
South Carolina Policy Council: HOUSE LEGISLATION WOULD MAKE IT A FELONY TO GIVE ‘INCOMPLETE’ TESTIMONY
Read SC Policy Council article here.
THIS IS AN ACTION ALERT FROM DEBBIE SPAUGH, GCRWC LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK HIM/HER TO VOTE AGAINST H. 5368. This is a bill introduced by outgoing Rep. Walt McLeod on Wednesday, May 18th. The unstated goal of this bill is to intimidate citizens from testifying at House or Senate subcommittee or committee hearings. The two main parts of the bill are: 1. to require testimony given at committee or subcommittee hearings to be given under oath, and 2. anyone who "willfully gives false, materially misleading, or materially incomplete testimony under oath is guilty of contempt of the General assembly." The first offense of contempt of the General Assembly is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $100 minimum fine, a six-month imprisonment, or both. The second offense is a felony and carries a minimum prison sentence of five years, or a fine at the discretion of the court.
As pointed out by the SC Policy Council, "the terms 'materially misleading' and 'materially incomplete' could mean just about anything. If a testifying citizen misstated a statistic or failed to mention a point lawmakers felt to be essential, would that open the citizen to a SLED investigation?"
The bill was introduced "without reference", so it bypassed the committee process and will go to the House floor for debate probably Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND TELL HIM/HER TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BILL, THE SOUL PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO STIFLE OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Contact your representative here.
A Review of the South Carolina Department of Transportation
Follow this link to see the video of Representative Jonathon Hill giving one of the best floor speeches probably ever given at the SC Legislature: http://jonathonhill.com/hypocrisy/.
Rather than pass Hill’s amendment, the House passed Amendment 1A proposed by House leadership, which offers little in the way of true reform. H.3579, with Amendment 1A, has been sent back to the Senate. (Exerpt from Legislative Article by Debbie Spaugh)
Posted April 8: The SC legislators still have not acted on the Personhood Amendment. Visit Personhood South Carolina website.
Refugee bill sent to South Carolina House
NOW is a critical time in our state house regarding the refugee issue because S997 has passed
the Senate and is on the way to the House. Remember we have so much more influence at the
state level than at the federal level, that is why it is so important to form a good, friendly
relationship with your state representatives. (Read more)
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." — Anne Frank
ACTION ALERT FROM DEBBIE SPAUGH, GCRWC LEGISLATIVE CHAIR
This is an Action Alert regarding the "Roads Bill", H.3579, which was amended by
the Senate (Amendment 31A), passed on 3/9/2016, and returned to the House.
As I pointed out in my article in the GCRWC March Newsletter, the Senate version
did remove the gas tax hike, but failed to make real reforms to the transportation
funding system. The House will probably take up H.3579, with Amendment 31A
the week of April 11th.
We need to call or email our State Representatives and urge them to kill the bill.
The citizens of South Carolina want real reforms. Read more.
This is a link to an article about funding of I-185. According to this, no tax dollars were used to build it or maintain it. The tolls are used to pay the bond debt and to pay the DOT for maintenance.
March 24 meeting
Dr. Tony Beam — History of U.S. - Israel Relations from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Mom of officer who died: 'He loved what he did'
Feb. 18 meeting
Sen. Ted Cruz: Greenville County Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan endorses Ted Cruz
Posted at 12:20 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28
Ashley Landess Rips SC General Assembly on Tax Increases from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Here is a reading list from NFRW's Mamie Eisenhower Literacy Project
Posted 4:25 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3
Annual Christmas Tea
Posted 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
Dr. Ben Carson speaks to Greenville County Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
Posted 1:40 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2
SCFRW Biennial Convention in Spartanburg, Oct. 31
Posted 11:35 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26
Michelle Wiles warns on Refugee Resettlement Program from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.
This video was played before Michelle Wiles spoke: Ann Corcoran on Refugee Resettlement
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Posted 4:45 p.m., Monday, May 25
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