South Carolina Nation’s Worst at Requiring Recorded Votes

A Policy Council study of the Constitutional and legislative procedural rules in all 50 states finds that South Carolina is one of just five states that do not require lawmakers to record their votes when passing bills. South Carolina has the nation’s most burdensome requirement for requesting a recorded vote among the five states that …

Transparency Reforms Needed in SC Government

The General Assembly wants to play an active role in the South Carolina economy – that much is clear. If elected officials insist on tampering with the American free-market model, they should at least do it openly. Five simple, non-partisan transparency reforms would ensure greater accountability. 1. Online Check Registers 2. Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyist Ban 3. …

South Carolina General Assembly Should Call Roll

Legislators must be held accountable for their choices, and South Carolinians deserve to know how their elected officials vote. Roll call voting is critical to ensuring open government. Voice votes keep citizens in the dark. In South Carolina, roll call voting in the General Assembly is the exception rather than the rule. [ Download Complete …