Learn more about ethics reform proposals

02/17/2013 12:00 AM

02/17/2013 3:17 PM

•  To read the report from Gov. Nikki Haley’s Ethics Reform Commission, chaired by former attorneys general Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock, go to http://governor.sc.gov/Documents/SC%20Commission%20on%20Ethics%20Reform%20Final%20Report.pdf
•  A brief overview of that report, provided by the governor’s office, is available at http://governor.sc.gov/Documents/Background%20on%20the%20South%20Carolina%20Commission%20on%20Ethics%20Reform.pdf
•  Several bills have been introduced in the Legislature to reform our state’s ethics laws. Among those most likely to see action are three bills proposed by former House and Senate Ethics Chairman Wes Hayes and other Senate leaders, and one from Speaker Bobby Harrell and other House leaders. You can read them at





•  If you don’t know who your senator and representative are, go to http://www.scstatehouse.gov/ and fill out the “Find Your Legislator” box at the bottom of the page. Once you have their names, you can use the “Contact Your Legislator” box to send an email, or click on “Senators” or “Representatives” in the center section of the page to locate phone numbers and mailing addresses.

About Cindi Ross Scoppe

Cindi Ross Scoppe


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. More

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