From Nathan Ballentine and Nathan’s News Like many of y’all, I drive this route almost every day. For several months (possibly years?) I noticed the traffic backed up in the mornings and afternoons. I mean, terribly! Mornings: people from Chapin coming down 76 to get on highway at Peak ExitContinue Reading

By the time you read this update, the SC House will have adjourned Sine Die, or the end of the 2021-2022 regular Legislative Session. There is work still left to complete and so we will come back to Columbia in the coming weeks and into the summer. The BudgetFirst andContinue Reading

I am pleased to report that last week the House of Representatives State Budget passed overwhelmingly with a bipartisan vote of 108 in favor to only 7 against A lot of hard work and effort went into creating this budget with hundreds of hours of committee meetings, subcommittee meetings, andContinue Reading

By the time this article prints (May 13), the 1st regular session of the 124th SC General Assembly will have adjourned sine die. What does that mean? We are basically “done for the year” except for a few more days we will be called back. Those days are between MayContinue Reading

3 weeks left. This week was another busy week in the House, with several key issues moving quickly in committee. The overall theme of the week was getting our state back to normal on the heels of the pandemic. In the coming weeks, we will be spending less time inContinue Reading

By State Representative Nathan Ballentine Over the past decade, rooftop solar has become a reliable yet affordable option for citizens to produce their own electricity thanks to new technology and smart public policy. South Carolina has become a leader in the Southeast for our forward-thinking approach to solar energy policy.Continue Reading

2021-22 State Budget This week, the House Ways and Means Committee worked diligently putting the final touches on our state’s budget to send to the full House for consideration. The Committee unanimously passed a conservative bill that will likely hit the floor the week of March 22nd for debate. WeContinue Reading

This week, we wrapped up the fourth week of the 2021 session. I am happy to report progress was made – from appointing new judges, to improving how we vaccinate our citizens, to advancing other legislation many of you have contacted me about in the past. With the state budgetContinue Reading

On Wednesday, the world watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States. Although President Biden and I may not agree on much, I was pleased to see the democratic transition of power happen peacefully.  Overview of the week: This week, legislative committee meetings were held virtually. ThisContinue Reading