SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Medicaid Expansion Testimony, Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee

S.C. Senate Medical Affairs Affordable Care Act Subcommittee Prepared remarks Frank Knapp Jr. President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce ——————————————————————————————— Senators, I want to report a hijacking. Today we are told by Mr. Haislmaier (Heritage Foundation) that the issue of whether South Carolina should expand Medicaid…

2012 Advocacy Wrap-Up

The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce (SCSBCC) again had an outstanding year of fighting for the best interests of small businesses in South Carolina. At the top of the major SCSBCC accomplishments are victories in workers’ compensation insurance and electricity rates: In February the Workers’ Compensation Insurance industry proposed…

Home Builders and Agents behind Coverage Alert System

Workcompcentral.comBy Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau Chief The Home Builders Association of South Carolina and a Columbia, S.C., insurance agency that specializes in the construction industry are jointly funding a new system that alerts users when a workers’ compensation policy has lapsed prior to its scheduled expiration date. The system was…

Action Alert! (Vote to Override Veto #49)

One of Governor Haley’s budget vetoes directly impacts on our state’s efforts to help our small manufacturers.  In Veto #49 the Governor has effectively slashed 23% of the state budget for the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership which provides heavily discounted professional consulting to small manufacturers that could not afford…

SC governor promotes off shore drilling

Published on June 12, 2012 By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Business Week Three top South Carolina Republicans came together Monday to support federal legislation thatwould allow drilling of gas and oil off South Carolina’s coast, arguing thestate’s need for jobs and income outweigh potential problems. “There is a riskin everything…