Rose co-sponsors local lobbyist registration bill

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • Business, Local News, Politics
  • Team Seth Rose

Changes could be coming in South Carolina to the way decisions are made by cities, school boards and county councils across the Palmetto State.

State Rep. Seth Rose announced he is co-sponsoring a bill to require people who are paid to lobby local government to register the same way as people who are paid to lobby state government. Rose said after serving two terms on County Council he believes citizens of South Carolina deserve to know who is trying to influence decisions made by their local governments.

The bipartisan bill has support from Gov. Henry McMaster, who announced on Jan. 15 that he would like to see more state resources for lobbyist registrations and investigations in next year's budget. For coverage on this bill from WIS-TV, please click here.