S.C. Chamber Releases 2017 Legislative Scorecard
Members of General Assembly Honored For Pro-Business Voting Records
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today released its annual 2017 Legislative Scorecard.
In this year’s scorecard, the Chamber recognizes “Business Champions,” who earned a perfect score of 100%, and “Business Advocates,” who earned a score of at least 90%, for their support of pro-jobs, business-friendly policies that keep South Carolina’s economy growing.
Each legislative session, the Chamber tracks roll call votes on key business issues and tallies them in the Legislative Scorecard to determine an overall score for each member of the General Assembly.
This year, the Chamber’s scorecard focuses on votes including infrastructure, education, closing the state’s workforce skills gap, ex-offender workforce reintegration, agribusiness and rural job creation, protecting existing manufacturing facilities from frivolous lawsuits, and an attempt to repeal our Right to Work laws.
The following members of the General Assembly earned recognition from the Chamber:
“Business Champions” in the S.C. Senate (Score of 100% on legislative report card)
“Business Advocates” in the S.C. Senate (90% or above on legislative report card)
Margie Bright Matthews
“Business Champions” in the S.C. House (Score of 100% on legislative report card)
“Business Advocates” in the S.C. House (90% or above on legislative report card)
Heather Ammons Crawford
Read the 2017 Legislative Scorecard in its entirety here.
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