Issues of OUR Community
Dominion Energy is currently seeking to raise prices to cover the cost of fuel. With growing inflation, OUR gas prices rising, and a possible looming recession, how can we pay for higher energy prices?
We are in a mental health crisis, and among other things, it is fueling the drug crisis. Why are house members voting against surveys to determine the ultimate need for mental healthcare? In my conversations with Edgefield County Sheriff Rowland, we discussed this lack of care is causing more arrests and overdose deaths in our community.
Allowing doctors to object to any procedure morally they are tasked to provide. Why aren't we discussing how to get more doctors to our area that don't object to ANY medical procedure asked of them?
Our schools are vastly underfunded. This election year, there has been a push to give teachers a much-needed raise, but what are we doing to fund public schools completely? Why are we providing public funds to private schools when we can't support our public schools and teachers?
When can we use the state covid money to fund projects in our community? Do we have a plan to release it?
Not only is the state talking about taking away rights, but they are also talking about taking away the right to privacy that Roe v. Wade provides.
If nothing else, the last two years have taught us that we MUST have access to high-speed internet in every home in South Carolina. Not only for school but for work.
We need a progression plan for teachers' salaries in South Carolina. We are in an election year, so many politicians are discussing raising pay. Still, it needs to be an ongoing conversation after the election to attract new teachers every year continually.
Currently, in South Carolina, a police officer can retire after 30 years ( up from 25), and if he is fit for duty, he can be employed as a police officer again, but at a capped salary. Why can't they pull the benefits they already worked for and the compensation they are currently working for?
When we have representatives in office for so long that they believe they can send you a newsletter saying they will continue to be in the office, they genuinely don't care what you want or think or that you have a vote.
Animal cruelty is routinely tossed out by our state legislature. They refuse to pass bills to require spaying and neutering or make it illegal to keep dogs on tow chains.