Wednesday afternoon the South Carolina Club for Growth Foundation released its 2017 Interim Legislative Scorecards. Of the 170 lawmakers in the General Assembly, only 14 representatives and 12 senators scored well enough to earn an A or B from the Club, including local Senator Wes Climer.
The South Carolina Club for Growth Foundation scored 10 House votes and 7 Senate votes from the 2017 legislative session, including votes on making the State Superintendent of Education an appointed, rather than elected, position, an internet sales tax increase, and the gas tax increase.
Scores were based on a thorough analysis of the thousands of votes taken last session with a focus on the budget process, government reform and restructuring, and pro or anti-growth policies.
On the other end of the grading scale, 124 legislators receiving F grades from the conservative educational organization.