The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce has published an annual Legislative Scorecard since 2010 to provide the state’s business community and the public with information on how state legislators cast their votes on business issues.
This year, the South Carolina Chamber is excited to unveil our new online, interactive Legislative Scorecard. This new platform will provide information about Chamber-supported bills, profiles of House and Senate members, and most importantly – a score for each legislator based on how he or she voted on bills important to the business community. The Scorecard will include scores tracked from 2015 to the present to give users a historical perspective on a legislator’s voting record. Through this online platform, the Chamber can better inform the business community and the public on where legislators stand on policies that impact South Carolina’s economy and business climate.
2019 Session Recap
In 2019, the South Carolina Chamber focused on fixing our uncompetitive tax structure, overhauling our broken education system, and continuing to fill the workforce gap. Please note that Senators did not receive a score for 2019. A lack of business-friendly votes in the Senate left the business community with insufficient results upon which to gauge their performance. The 2019 Scorecard designates the Senate’s work as “score-pending” in an effort to highlight the urgent need to address the state’s most important issues upon their return in January 2020 for the second half of this two-year session.