My recent experience running for a seat on the MUSC Board of Trustees provided me an unabashed view behind the curtain of our State’s legislature. The South Carolina General Assembly is responsible for electing the members of the State’s university boards, and after going through the process as a candidate, it became clear that internal [...]
Members of South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly – like Gov. Nikki Haley – have gone out of their way to preserve state government’s monopoly on gambling. It’s yet another example of the hypocrisy of the so-called party of “limited government” and “individual liberty.”
Of course when it comes to free gambling junkets provided by their political [...]
Columbia, SC – Upon release of the recommendations made by Governor Haley’s “Commission on Ethics Reform,” the Governor released a statement that read: “If this bipartisan commission could do its exceptional work in less than two months, the General Assembly should be able to do its work in less than four months.”
State Representative Leon Stavrinakis [...]
“FIX THE DEBT” GROUP FORMS IN PALMETTO STATE
Former Republican S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster and S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, a Democrat from Charleston, have joined forces to launch a new grassroots group aimed at drawing attention to our national debt.
The group – Fix the Debt SC – is affiliated with the national Fix the Debt [...]
Columbia, SC – In response to the Center for Public Integrity’s scathing assessment of South Carolina’s potential to corruption, several House Democrats held a press conference on Tuesday to unveil historic ethics reforms.
Representatives Boyd Brown, James Smith, and Leon Stavrinakis proposed several crucial and unprecedented steps to resolve the corruption problem in South Carolina state [...]
Representative Leon Stavrinakis Reacts to Haley Veto of DHEC Port Permit Reversal
“Governor Haley is out of touch with South Carolina businesses, out of touch with South Carolina workers, and apparently dead set on ruining our natural resources to make sure her plan to grow jobs in the State of Georgia moves forward.” said Rep. Stavrinakis. [...]
The SC House of Representatives today voted 111-0 in favor of a bill (H.4627) designed to halt a permit granted to the Port of Savannah, Georgia by Governor Nikki Haley and her appointed DHEC Board. The permit places the SC economy at risk by undermining the Port of Charleston which contributes $50 billion to the [...]
HOUSE VOTES 111-0 AGAINST NIKKI HALEY’S “SAVANNAH RIVER SELLOUT”
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was unanimously rebuked by the S.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday for her controversial appeasement of the state of Georgia’s port expansion plans.
By a stunning 111-0 vote, the House approved a resolution that “suspends the authority of the South Carolina Department of Health [...]
When it comes to passing meaningful reform legislation, S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell has always been, as the saying goes, as “useless as tits on a bull.”
Occasionally he’ll talk a good game, but that’s all it’s ever been – talk.
Of course when it comes to winning palace intrigues and delivering feisty rhetorical jabs at his [...]
Republicans and Democrats alike are assailing Gov. Nikki Haley’s betrayal of South Carolina’s economic and environmental interests – and demanding an investigation into pressure her administration allegedly brought to bear on the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
On Thursday, the SCDHEC board approved the state of Georgia’s application for a $600 million dredging [...]
For Immediate Release
November 10, 2011
Contact: Leon Stavrinakis (843-813-2800)
Representative Leon Stavrinakis calls DHEC Vote a Direct Assult on the Charleston Port
Files FOIA request with Governor Haley’s Office
In response to today’s Department of Health and Environmental Control’s (DHEC) vote to grant the Georgia Ports Authority permission to deepen the Port of Savannah. Charleston state representative Leon [...]
Representative Leon Stavrinakis calls on Governor Haley to produce jobs plan in wake of latest unemployment numbers.
In light of today’s dismal unemployment numbers, State Representative Leon Stavrinakis is calling on Governor Nikki Haley to produce a South Carolina jobs plan for legislators to review and take action on.
“Our Governor needs to take a break from [...]