THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST PRODUCTIVE CONSERVATIVE SESSION IN THE HISTORY OF SC!
Representative John McCravy, along with the SC Family Caucus’ true conservative colleagues, fought and sacrificed for family priorities with great results:
  • ELECTION REFORM (Tightest in Nation!)
  • TAX RELIEF ($2 BILLION in reductions and taxpayer refunds)
  • SAVE WOMEN SPORTS (no males in female sports)
  • HEARTBEAT BILL (Protecting Life)
  • RELIGION IS ESSENTIAL (Churches may not be closed in pandemic)
  • REACH ACT (Colleges must teach founding documents)
  • VACCINE MANDATE BAN (2021)
  • CRITICAL RACE THEORY BAN (Proviso)
  • MEDICAL RIGHTS OF CONSCIENCE
  • BALANCED BUDGET
  • ELIMINATED TAX ON VETERAN RETIREMENT
  • EDUCATION FUNDING 2022– Increased the starting teacher salary to $40,000. (That’s a 32% increase in the last 5 years); Raised the minimum salary schedule by $4,000 per cell; Reformed the school funding formula; Added $275 million of new annual funding in public education; $140 million for capital improvements in disadvantaged school districts; For the 4th year, froze tuition for in-state, undergrad students at all public 4-year and 2-year campuses.
  • ROADS FUNDING 2022–$1 Billion in additional state road funding to accelerate the current roads plan; $250 million additional to local CTCs for secondary and low volume primary roads.
  • STATE EMPLOYEES – Raises, bonuses, pension stability; No retirement cap for teachers, law enforcement.
  • MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING–$66 million to enhance behavioral healthcare services; 988 Suicide hotline.
  • BROADBAND FUNDING 2022–$400 Million
  • PRO LIFE INCLUDED IN SINE DIE: We agreed to come back to consider changes to abortion laws after Dobbs decision.

TAKE AWAYS: Elections matter and the red wave of 2020 in SC paid dividends. Family Caucus members were primary sponsors of 11 of these bills, and co-sponsors of the rest.