Gov. Sanford Issues Statement on Proposal for Shorter Session
GOVERNOR SAYS SHORTENING SESSION NEXT YEAR WOULD BE A GOOD FIRST STEP
Governor Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on Senator Darrell Jackson's proposal to shorten next year's legislative session in response to the state's budget situation:
"I'd first off applaud Senator Jackson for his leadership on this front, because this is an idea whose merit should really be apparent to people on both sides of the aisle," Gov. Sanford said. "We believe a shorter legislative session would not only save money, but would also serve as a deterrent to so many of the things that we believe unnecessarily prolong the legislative session like early adjournments and excessive recognitions from the floor. To its credit, the House has long supported the notion of a shorter legislative session, so we're very pleased that idea appears to finally be gaining ground in the Senate as well. We hope that this proposal gains support, and that it serves as a first step to shortening the session permanently."