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DSS director indicates fixing troubled agency will be costly

...broken into or stolen, she said."There are a lot of angry people who come in DSS offices," Alford said.Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, said he's thankful to have someone at the agency's helm who's accessible and honest about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-24/dss-director-indicates-fixing
SC Democrats vow to renew push for Medicaid expansion

...continue the work of Sen. Pinckney and the interests he cared most about, this issue is second to none," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia.Pinckney, of Ridgeland, was one of the nine victims of last month's massacre at the historic black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-25/sc-democrats-vow-renew-push-m
Senate majority leader asks SC's most powerful politician to step down as chamber's leader

...state's economic advisory board May 29. It distributes about half of that money to counties to fix existing roads.Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, proposed allowing legislators to take up the road-funding bill in the special session, but four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-16/senate-majority-leader-asks-scs-mos
Road funding bill dead in South Carolina for this year

...and DOT reform."The governor did not introduce a roads plan. She introduced an income tax cut plan," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia. "And that poisoned the well."But Sen. Shane Massey said that the people pushing roads reform aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-03/road-funding-bill-dead-s
Senate kills $237 million bill to borrow

...Proponents of the bonding package have said the state needs to borrow while interest rates remain near historic lows. Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, suggested senators look into the cost of borrowing at today's rates versus what it could cost taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/senate-kills-237-million-bill-borro
South Carolina Senate makes little progress on 3rd day of budget talks

...like raise the gas tax to make sure there is a yearly source of revenue for roads that can be depended on, said Sen. Joel Lourie."We've got a billion dollar problem," said Lourie, D-Columbia. "We don't want anyone to think because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-06/south-carolina-senate-ma
Road-funding bill suffers defeat in SC Senate

...was among eight Republicans voting "yes" to priority status. "I'm ashamed of what we did today," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia. "We're sending a message to the people of South Carolina we're not serious about fixing the roads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-30/road-funding-bill-suffers-def
SC senators advance bill that raises $800 million for roads

...anything, he said."Our job is not to pass a bill based on whether or not the governor will veto it," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia. "Her plan is a nonstarter. ... If she wants to veto it, she'll have that opportunity."On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-25/sc-senators-advance-bill-raises-800
Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

...South Carolina's vulnerable children can't wait for a budget process that creates a two-year delay, said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia."We've not improved caseloads at all," Lourie said. "This is an inferno blowing out of control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-16/senators-dss-must-quickly-hire-case
Senator plans bill to raise $800 million a year for SC roads

...per year, said Cleary, a Republican."It's a lot less than that to get a front-end alignment," said Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia.Cleary said his bill, which will be filed this week, will net somewhere between $700 million and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-03/senator-plans-bill-raise-800-