AGENDA LEGISLATIVE WORKSHOP FOR THE MEDIA
Sponsored by: South Carolina Press Association, South Carolina Broadcasters Association, Associated Press
9:30 a.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 Room 112, Solomon Blatt Building, Columbia, South Carolina
Photos of this workshop for your local media outlet will be available late Friday afternoon at http://www.scpress.org/legislative.html.
9:30 – 9:45Registration and Opening Remarks
Moderator – Mike Smith, Executive Editor, Spartanburg Herald-Journal ALL COMMENTS ARE ON THE RECORD.
9:45 – 10:15Les Boles, State Budget Director, B&CB Overview of numbers on revenue and spending projections.
10:15 – 12:00Morning Roundtable Budget Discussion:
Topics: Cyber Security, Are there extra monies for health services and infrastructure? Extra fuel tax?
EFA & Local Government Formulas – Tax Increases, Tax Cuts or Ignore Statute? Higher Ed Formula – Is it more important than EFA/ Local Govt Formulas? State Employee Salaries Tax Reform
Overview of Budget
Panelists:Sen. Harvey Peeler, Rep. Brian White, Sen. Thomas Alexander Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Sen. Yancey McGill, Rep. Rita Allison, Sen. Kevin Bryant, Rep. Harry Ott, Rep. Murrell Smith, Rep. Bruce Bannister
12:00-1:00LUNCH – House Caucus Presentations of Their 2013 Legislative Agendas
Speaker Bobby Harrell, Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, and Reps. ________ & ____________
Minority Leader Harry Ott, and Reps. Joe Neal, Chandra Dillard and Mandy Powers Norrell
1:00-2:30Afternoon Roundtable Discussion Topics: Ethics Reform, Open Government Reform, Restructuring
Panelists:Sen. Larry Martin, Rep. Murrell Smith, Sen. Wes Hayes, Rep. Bill Taylor, Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Rep. Derham Cole, Sen. Shane Massey, Rep. Rita Allison, Rep. James Smith, Rep. Chandra Dillard