Gov. Nikki Haley raised the ire of some lawmakers Thursday after passing out copies of the report cards by which she will grade them this session.
The 13 categories include how each senator votes on requiring more on-the-record votes, caps on state spending, and requiring the governor and lieutenant governor to run together on one ticket. Senators also will be graded on whether they vote to sustain Haley’s vetoes.
On the campaign trail last fall, Haley said she would grade each lawmaker and go into their districts to either sing their praises or "hold their hand to the fire."
State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Richland, said the report cards were an offensive public relations stunt.
"This is childish," Lourie said. "Am I supposed to take it home and get my mother to sign it?"
However, state Sen. David Thomas, R-Greenville, said he appreciated the report cards because they spelled out Haley's priorities. "This just makes sense," he said.
Gov. Haley's letter to legislators and the report card
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