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Senate Republicans meet in secret after Davis' filibuster against gas tax increase continues

...suggested the House stop sending bills to the Senate until the Senate passed some of the bills it has.House Speaker Jay Lucas laughed before gently telling Brown he was out of order.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-26/senate-republicans-meet-
Group stopped from desegregating war memorial sues South Carolina

...monument in downtown Greenwood, have sued At tor ney General Alan Wilson, Lt. Gov. Hen ry McMaster and House Speaker Jay Lucas. The men want a court to find unconstitutional the 2000 law that removed the Con federate flag from atop the State house...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-23/group-stopped-desegregating-w
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...it."If the Senate is proposing a plan, then obviously that is a step in the right direction," said House Speaker Jay Lucas, who would be willing to consider a plan with rather minor differences from his chamber's proposal.The new Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
Rep. Hardwick resigned following investigation into complaint

COLUMBIA - Surfside Beach Rep. Nelson Hardwick resigned following a complaint investigated by House Speaker Jay Lucas.The speaker's office confirmed Wednesday that Hardwick chose to resign after being presented Tuesday with the results of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/rep-hardwick-resigned-following-inv
South Carolina governor angers lawmakers with 'shower' comment

...The comments come amid a debate between Haley and fellow Republicans over how to fund road construction.House Speaker Jay Lucas said Wednesday in chamber that such insults are inappropriate and unhelpful to the debate process.People expect better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/south-carolina-governor-anger
SC senators advance bill that raises $800 million for roads

...by their committees. She promised to veto either one, saying each represents a massive tax increase.House Speaker Jay Lucas responded with his own letter Wednesday, inviting her to work with legislators toward a compromise on the complicated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/sc-senators-advance-bill-raises-800
Group pushing SC school reform

...exceptional education that paves the way for tremendous opportunity and lifelong success," said S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington. "Effective education reform requires more than just suggestions from administrators. ... All available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-21/group-pushing-sc-school-r
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...into the effort to fight it ... amounts to a tragic two decades to the state," he said.Last week, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced a 17-member committee was being created to study the issue. It includes House members, business leaders, school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

...driving to start with."But legislative leaders intend to spend this year studying the issue.On Tuesday, House Speaker Jay Lucas announced creating a 17-member committee that includes House members, business leaders, school district representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/south-carolina-legislatu
Across the region

...city planned to review the proposal based on code compliance.SC House elects Lucas as speakerCOLUMBIA - State Rep. Jay Lucas, elected to replace disgraced former Speaker Bobby Harrell as the House's presiding officer, pledged Tuesday to lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-02/across-region