Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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Solomon Blatt Building, S.C. Statehouse 
1117 Pendleton St.
Room 112
Columbia, SC 29201

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Jennifer Faulkner 
S.C. Press Association 
Legislative Workshop for the Media 

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

The annual Legislative Workshop for the Media will preview the 2018 legislative session. Make plans to join your state legislators as they discuss various topics including pension reform, public education reform and the Abbeville lawsuit response, tax reform, VC Summer, opioids, ethics reform and more.

This event will take place Thursday, Jan. 4, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Solomon Blatt Building on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia.

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

The event is a one-stop shop for credentialed media to interview key members of both the House and Senate. Confirmed panelists will include Sens. Thomas Alexander, Sean Bennett, Brad Hutto, John Matthews, Ronnie Sabb, Vincent Sheheen, Reps. Rita Allison, Mike Anthony, Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Chip Huggins, Peter McCoy, Russell Ott, Tommy Pope and Mandy Powers Norrell. We will add to this list as panelists are confirmed.

Les Boles, Director of the Office of State Budget, will give an overview of revenue and spending projections for the coming year.

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

Lunch will be provided. 

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

The cost to attend this event is $60 per person for members of SCPA, SCBA and the AP.

The final day to register is Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. 

SCBA members should register with the promo code provided by the Broadcasters Association. 

SCPA members: Because of space limitations, this workshop is open to printed newspapers only.