Sen. Tim Scott will serve on Tax Reform Conference Committee

Last week, I was honored to be named to the conference committee for Tax Reform that will be charged with ironing out differences between the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working on our tax reform package that will help so many […]

Gov Henry McMaster Reception

GAVIGAN GROUP cordially invites you to a Reception in honor of South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster Monday, December 18, 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm Bull Point Club House 114 Barnaby Bluff Seabrook, SC 29940 Co-Host: $3,500 Sponsor: $1,000 Attend: $500 per couple The maximum contribution is $3,500 per individual, corporation or PAC Kindly RSVP to: Molly McCarthy at […]

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

A few moments ago, the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. It passed by a vote of 227 to 205, and with mixed feelings, I voted yes. In some measure, I did so as a vote to continue the process because many Republicans from Northeastern states want to keep the tax […]

Tom Davis Decides not to Run for Governor

Tom Davis speaks on decision on the Gubernatorial Race I had promised to announce what my plans would be for the 2018 gubernatorial race right after Labor Day, so I am – though I feel a bit self-conscious making such a political statement at a time when so many South Carolinians are terrified of Hurricane […]

Tom Davis on SC Nuclear Power Debacle

The State newspaper published a story today in regard to the nuclear-reactor debacle in Fairfield County, which chronicled the history of the Base Load Review Act that passed in 2007 – the law that allowed SCE&G to stick ratepayers with billions of dollars in rate-hikes to pay for something that will never provide any electrical […]

Columbia Pushes to Raise the Gas Tax

“REFORMING A BROKEN SYSTEM AND PRIORITIZING PROJECTS A FAR BETTER SOLUTION THAN PENALIZING MOTORISTS WITH NEW TAX HIKES” By — Senator Tom Davis, March 20, 2017 Another year, another push by politicians in Columbia for higher taxes to “fix our roads.” This time it’s a 75 percent gas-tax hike and a host of other new […]

First reform highway spending

February 8, 2017 Cindi Ross Scoppe writes in a piece published in Tuesday’s newspaper that the South Carolina House of Representatives’ leaders won’t even try this year to fix the parochial and politically-driven way in which our state’s road and bridge spending decisions are made. The reason, she explains, is that those leaders believe any […]

Meet the new boss…

Same as the old boss From The Nerve: By ROBERT MEYEROWITZ, January 26, 2017 In the course of several minutes Wednesday afternoon, while normal South Carolinians were eating their lunches or petting their pets or just doing their jobs, state senator Hugh Leatherman was the senate president pro tempore, the most powerful state position, and […]

Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

An Urgent Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis… You have probably heard that the mismanaged pension system wants the General Assembly to remove me as their watchdog. They want to remove your advocate. They want the power for themselves. Their pension debt is $25 billion. It is as large as the state budget and the […]

PRESIDENT PRO TEM SHOULD FULFILL OATH, OR STEP DOWN –

REPRINT of Letter to the Editor from Senator Tom Davis; Page 7A; Island Packet, 12-13-2016 On Dec. 6, the Senate voted 34-9 to re-elect Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman as president pro tempore. Sen. Tom Davis entered a statement in the official Senate Journal to explain why he was one of the nine who voted […]

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