The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce reported a successful 2016 legislative session.
Among the bills passed, as mentioned in the Chamber's annual summary of legislative activities, were for roads reform and funding, the creation of a coordination council for workforce development, tax relief for military retirees, and the creation of a fund to help South Carolina farmers who lost agricultural commodities as a result of the October 2015 flood.
The Chamber also helped block several bills, including one that would have repealed South Carolina's right to work status and another that would have increased the minimum wage.
"Each year, we set our priorities based on what our members believe is in the best interest of South Carolina’s job creators and workers," Chamber President Ted Pitts said. "As regular session comes to an end, we are pleased to see that the General Assembly has recognized the concerns of the business community. We applaud our members for a successful year and we look forward to continuing to work with legislators next year to improve South Carolina and make the Palmetto State the best place in the country to live and work."