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Instant Runoff Voting bill proposed to ‘efficiently’ choose local leaders

WCIV-TV December 14, 2023 Watch Video by Lauren Lennon CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — A different way to choose local leaders could be in the works with State House Bill 4022. The bill would permit South Carolina municipalities to adopt a process known as Instant Runoff Voting. The system would allow voters to rank first and last […]

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Organizations advocate for alternate election system in Charleston

Live 5 WCSC December 14, 2023 Watch Video By Molly McBride CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Several statewide organizations are advocating for Instant Runoff Voting to be allowed in South Carolina. As the bill works through the Legislature, Charleston City Council is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday that calls on the state to pass

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Statewide groups hold press conference urging Charleston City Council to support Mayor Tecklenburg’s resolution on Instant Runoff Voting

December 16, 2023 On December 14th, four statewide organizations held a press conference in Charleston, SC, to support Mayor John Tecklenburg’s upcoming resolution calling on the state legislature to give municipalities the option to use instant runoff voting in local elections. See the below press release. The press conference received significant media attention: WCSC–Organizations advocate

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Opinion: It’s time for SC to do what NC did on healthcare

The State December 6, 2023 By Dr. David Keely As a long-time physician and public health advocate in Rock Hill, S.C., I am looking to our northern neighbors with envy. On Dec. 1, North Carolina closed the coverage gap and expanded Medicaid so that nearly 600,000 more people can now access affordable, quality healthcare. South

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Lowcountry shoppers urged to shop local in addition to Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Live 5 News November 24, 2023 Watch video here By Caitlin Ashbaugh SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce says now is the time to give back to local businesses in addition to a budget already supporting Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals. The nonprofit, created back in 2000 to

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SC Small Business Chamber in DC supporting immigration reform

November 10, 2023 Columbia, SC—Next week over 220 South and North Carolinians will be in DC for a “Here to Work” summit.  SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Frank Knapp Jr. will join the Carolina delegation and thousands more from across the county advocating for President Biden to take action to expand

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Do you or your employees qualify for savings on health insurance?

November 4, 2023 Do you need health coverage? Many people who enroll in a health plan through the Marketplace are eligible for savings. In fact, due to the new law, 4 out of 5 can find a plan for $10 or less per month, with financial help. Now is the time to select your 2024

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United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business–Knapp Testimony

United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business   Burdensome Regulations: Examining the Effects of DOL Rulemaking on America’s Job Creators Frank Knapp Jr. South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce October 19, 2023 Watch the entire 60-minute hearing here Chairman Williams, Ranking Member Valasquez, and members of the Committee, I am Frank Knapp,

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Why be forced to pick Haley or Scott? Try our Oct. GOP poll

October 15, 2023 National public opinion polls about the GOP Presidential candidates allow you to pick 2nd and 3rd choices. What if you could vote that way and what would it look like? How would the winner be picked? Find out by taking our October GOP Presidential Primary Poll sponsored by the SC Small Business

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