By Stan Welch
House District 9 Representative Anne Thayer, following a lengthy, though abbreviated recovery from complications from a medical procedure earlier this year, is returning to her seat in the General Assembly this week.
State Representative Anne Thayer, of District 8, who spent more than two weeks in serious condition in an Anderson hospital, as the result of complications from a medical procedure, was released from the hospital last Thursday. Rep. Thayer is a second term incumbent, and was appointed to the House Judiciary Committee and its Constitutional Law subcommittee recently.
One thing that is certain-SC politics is never boring!!
As everyone knows by now, The State Supreme Court ordered the political parties to remove numerous candidates from ballots across the state. The candidates were removed for not filing the proper paperwork at the time of their filing for office. This year candidates were required to file electronically but were also required to file a hard copy with their candidacy application. Obviously there was much confusion across the state as this affected numerous candidates.
The House of Representatives is on furlough the first two weeks of April. The furlough coincides with the half-way point in our legislative session. The two week furlough shortens the session and saves the taxpayers approximately $100,000.
I am pleased to report SC’s unemployment rate has declined for the seventh consecutive month. Our unemployment rate fell from 9.3% to 9.1% in February. This is still a high unemployment rate, but it is good to see the rate moving in a downward direction. We will continue to strive to get more people back to work in the private sector.
By Rep. Anne Thayer
SC House District 9
All too often elected officials take a pass or the easy way out when they face difficult problems as they want to avoid political ramifications. This past week House Republicans and Democrats joined together to reform the state’s retirement system.
Representative Anne J. Thayer announced this week that she will seek a second term representing the people of District 9 in the South Carolina House of Representatives. “It has been an honor to serve the people of District 9 and my hope is I have earned their trust and respect to serve another term.” said Rep. Thayer.
Thayer was elected to the House of Representatives in November of 2010 and is currently serving on the Education and Public Works Committee.
As most of you know, a year ago I introduced legislation to address the threat of baths salts and other synthetic drugs. I am pleased to report my Bath Salt bill passed full committee in the Senate and is now on the Senate calendar. If we can get the bill off of the calendar and onto the floor, we should be able to finally pass this important piece of legislation into law.