FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 11, 2017
Contact: Reagan Kelley
SENATE MAJORITY ISSUES RESPONSE TO STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
Congratulates Governor Haley on Presumed Final Address
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is a growing state, rich with opportunity. The governor’s address offered reflection on key accomplishments that make our state better – the lowest unemployment rate in 15 years, one of the most competitive manufacturing footprints in the southeast, reform to our ethics code by requiring income source disclosure and independent oversight, tougher domestic violence laws and a resolute response to one of the most destructive natural disasters in more than 25 years. Governor Haley should be commended for seven years of strong leadership.
We’ve made tremendous strides to better our state, but there is work that remains to be done. As we begin a new legislative session, we must continue to highlight South Carolina’s robust, business-friendly environment. A strong, diverse workforce demands educational opportunities for all children across our state. We must make it clear that earning a high-quality education does not depend on economic status or geography. While our pro-jobs climate and port drive our economy, it’s critical that we provide a long-term solution to our state’s infrastructure challenges. South Carolinians are watching and have given us the opportunity – and responsibility – to make this the most productive time in our state’s history.