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5 Facts About the Gas Tax Increase

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, July 11, 2019
For years, South Carolinians joked and complained about the condition of our state’s roads. Now, three years after the General Assembly agreed on a solution, the state DOT is making good on its promise. In our post-fact political discourse, ...

A New Workers' Compensation Bill That Could Turn Your Business On Its Head

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Tuesday, April 30, 2019
This op-ed was first published in the Greenville Business Magazine. The Palmetto State is largely known as a business-friendly state in most categories. Each year, business groups promote a legislative agenda that pushes critical needs for our ...

Fair Share Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition recently sent a letter to Peter McCoy (R-Charleston), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, urging him to hold a hearing on H. 3758, or the Fair Share Bill. Due to the unintended consequences caused by the ...

Itís Time to Move the Pension Reform Bill

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, April 22, 2019
The Upstate Chamber Coalition presidents recently sent a letter to House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Hartsville) to urge him to move pension reform through the House of Representatives. This is a critical issue because problems with the pension system are ...

New Overtime Rules Proposed

Posted by: Chamber Investor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Last month, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor introduced a new proposal for Overtime Laws. This proposal, introduced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, would increase the maximum salary threshold at which workers ...

In the Know Conference Call: Education Reform

Posted by: Megan Campbell on Monday, March 11, 2019
Missed the latest In the Know Conference Call on education reform featuring Ansel Sanders and Derek Lewis? Listen in here: Loading the player ... // About In the Know Conference Calls These monthly calls feature special ...

Higher Teacher Pay is the Path to Economic Growth

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Businesses across the Upstate tell us every day that their number one concern is the availability of a trained workforce. The essential building blocks of a strong workforce begin with a strong education system. The essential building blocks of a ...

Voting: Good for Business

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Monday, November 5, 2018
Takeaways: Give your employees time off to vote Tuesday. A politically engaged Upstate is good for the economy. Politics is a sensitive topic in the workplace – especially these days, when national controversy swirls around every tweet. And ...

Advocacy Update: Two Final, Big Victories in Columbia

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Friday, October 5, 2018
The General Assembly returned to session this week to tie up some loose ends — and put the cherry on top of the sundae for the Upstate Chamber Coalition’s 2018 priorities. This week, the House and Senate overrode the governor’s ...

Make your voice heard in 2019

Posted by: Jason Zacher on Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Earlier this month, the Greenville Chamber and Upstate Chamber Coalition took 50 business leaders to Washington. After the first day, one of our attendees wrote on Facebook: “I am WAY out of my league sitting here.” No, I replied, ...
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