At the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, many South Carolinians were hopeful that progress would be made on two specific fronts – education and Santee Cooper.
Both issues have been a hot topic of discussion for quite some time now and many have been pushing for changes with both for years. All signs pointed to change in both our current education system and with Santee Cooper.
However, now that our state Legislature has suspended its session due to COVID-19, many are worried lawmakers will sweep both issues under the rug. A move that many worry could leave teachers without raises, classroom sizes too big, customers and taxpayers paying for Santee Cooper’s debt, and leaving our government involved in the utility business.
Other South Carolina residents have been quick to point out the time and money that would be wasted should both issues be swept under the rug.
One Surfside Beach resident, Larry Kelley, wrote “Our elected officials have spent too much time and money on this [Santee Cooper] issue for it to die with this session. It must be carried on, even if that means moving hearings and further debate into the 2021 session.”
Read Larry’s full letter here, and let us know what you think should be done.
Should lawmakers carry both topics into the next session?