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Gov. Sanford Issues Statement on House Rules Change

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Gov. Sanford Issues Statement on House Rules Change

Gov. Mark Sanford today issued the following statement on the House's rules change on roll-call voting:

"We applaud the sentiment for more transparency in the legislative process that's represented in the House taking up this rules change at the first possible opportunity," Gov. Sanford said. "That being said, this on-the-record voting change is far more complicated than it needs to be, and as such will not provide the maximum amount of transparency the people of this state have asked for. It should be really simple - every bill should get a roll-call vote on second reading, period. Whether the change comes in the form of a rule or a law like the one proposed by Rep. Haley and many others, we


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