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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
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
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
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 Gov. Nikki Haley hopeful Legislature will pass ethics reform

...working with a new speaker, calling her relationship with the House under Harrell almost nonexistent. Republican Rep. Jay Lucas, of Hartsville, the acting speaker since Harrell's indictment in September, is expected to be elected to the position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/south-carolina-gov-nikki
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
Across South Carolina

...the more likely it is that person's focus shifts from doing his job to preserving his job," said Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville.The recommendation was among 10 Lucas made before a 17-member panel he created to consider changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-23/across-south-carolina
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell suspends himself from office

...can't participate in any legislative actions or conduct any official duties while he faces charges. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, immediately steps up as speaker."I have great respect for this institution and for the people of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-11/south-carolina-house-spe
SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell on misconduct charges related to campaign money violations

...outcome.Rep. Jim Merrill, R-Charleston, suggested Harrell step aside from his leadership post and let Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas make those decisions. Lucas, R-Hartsville, did not immediately return messages.Others calling for Harrell to resign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-10/sc-house-speaker-bobby