The deciders

06/01/2014 12:00 AM

05/30/2014 12:48 PM

These legislators will decide whether the ethics bill includes independent oversight and closes the Manning Loophole and what other provisions it contains. To contact them, go to scstatehouse.gov, select “Senators” under the Senate section and “Representatives” under the House of Representatives section and click on their names.

Sen. Wes Hayes, R-York

Senate Ethics Chairman Luke Rankin, R-Horry

Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg

House Judiciary Chairman Greg Delleney, R-Chester

House Republican Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville

Rep. David Weeks, D-Sumter

About Cindi Ross Scoppe

Cindi Ross Scoppe

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Cindi Ross Scoppe has covered state government and the General Assembly since 1988, first as a reporter and now as an editorial writer. She focuses on tax policy, public education, election and campaign finance law, the relationship between state and local government, the relationship between the people and their government, the judiciary and the executive branch of government. Cindi has received numerous awards from the S.C. Press Association, including being named S.C. Journalist of the Year, editorial writer of the year and columnist of the year. She also has been honored by “Governing” magazine, the Inland Press Association, the American Bar Association, the National Commission Against Drunk Driving, the Humane Society of the United States and the S.C. chapters of Common Cause, the American Civil Liberties Union and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Cindi is a member and serves on the Stewardship Committee and the Altar Guild and as strategic visioning coordinator of Columbia’s Church of the Good Shepherd, the Anglo-Catholic parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. She is a lover of cats and a baker of cakes and volunteers with the parish's annual mission work trip to Appalachia. She grew up on a tobacco farm just outside Burlington, N.C., and graduated in 1985 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a degree in journalism and political science. Before joining The State in 1986, Cindi worked for The Fayetteville Observer and The (Raleigh) News and Observer. Email Cindi at cscoppe@thestate.com or call her at (803) 771-8571.

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