Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 10-11:30 AM EST
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Jen Madden 
S.C. Press Association 
Legislative Workshop for the Media 

This workshop is sponsored by the S.C. Press Association, S.C. Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press.

Because of COVID-19, SCPA is working to reimagine our annual Legislative Workshop for the Media. The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. 

Key leaders of the House and Senate will outline what they consider to be the top issues of the 2021 session. Shane Massey, Senate Majority Leader; Brad Hutto, Senate Minority Leader; Thomas Alexander, Senate Finance leadership and Chairman of the Senate's Re-Open South Carolina Select Committee; Chris Murphy, New House Judiciary Chairman; and Todd Rutherford, House Minority Leader, have agreed to participate. Frank Rainwater, executive director of the State Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, will also participate to present the budget. 

In the virtual, shortened format, we plan to discuss budget and spending projections (esp. the impact of COVID-19), Santee Cooper, law enforcement reform and redistricting. If time allows, other topics will be covered. There will also be time for Q&A. 

Lee Harter, executive editor of The Times and Democrat, will moderate. All discussions are on the record.

We recommend this event for editors, new and veteran Statehouse reporters, editorial writers, city editors and assignment editors.

The cost to attend is $20. If you are an SCPA member, the SCPA Foundation Smoak Fund will cover your registration fee if you enter discount code SCPRESS when registering.

SCBA is also covering the registration fee for its members. SCBA members should enter discount code SCBA when registering.

Please note that this event is open only to members of SCPA, SCBA and AP.