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  • VIDEO: 46 years of Louries

    Sen. Joel Lourie reflects on his upcoming 18th year as a S.C. legislator. Before him, his father Isadore served 28 years. Lourie is entering his final year of service. Lourie expects to help shape the compromise on a bill to raise money for road repairs this year. He has shaped the argument on key issues such as Emma's Law, which strengthened South Carolina's drunken driving laws.

Sen. Joel Lourie reflects on his upcoming 18th year as a S.C. legislator. Before him, his father Isadore served 28 years. Lourie is entering his final year of service. Lourie expects to help shape the compromise on a bill to raise money for road repairs this year. He has shaped the argument on key issues such as Emma's Law, which strengthened South Carolina's drunken driving laws. Matt Walsh/ Mwalsh@thestate.com
Sen. Joel Lourie reflects on his upcoming 18th year as a S.C. legislator. Before him, his father Isadore served 28 years. Lourie is entering his final year of service. Lourie expects to help shape the compromise on a bill to raise money for road repairs this year. He has shaped the argument on key issues such as Emma's Law, which strengthened South Carolina's drunken driving laws. Matt Walsh/ Mwalsh@thestate.com
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Lourie era draws to a close at the State House

January 11, 2016 6:20 PM