When state lawmakers return to Columbia next month, Governor Nikki Haley wants the Senate to be “laser focused” on approving a House-passed ethics reform bill. Haley brought her statewide campaign to Rock Hill today.
She says she does not want the legislation hijacked.
“If you remember last year, there were 100 amendments put on the desk to keep ethics reform from going forward,” Haley said.
“We don’t want that to happen,” she added.
“There is what we call a working group…that really seems to be doing some good work there.
“I know I’m not going to get everything I want,” the governor said.
“But it’s not about what I want, it’s about what will move South Carolina forward.”
Haley wants to require lawmakers to disclose their income, and for ethics allegations against state lawmakers to be investigated by an independent commission and not by House and Senate ethics committees.
The governor says people must understand that they can trust their elected officials.