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Legislative Updates: April 10 - 14 - April 17th, 2023

In this week's updates, learn how to respond to our action alert for pipeline accountability. The Public Service Commission needs to hear from you - sign up to testify for positive reforms to proposed regulations by April 24th. The bill to protect farmland advanced this week, and we learned more about the efforts to prioritize energy efficiency. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: April 3 - 7 - April 12th, 2023

We had a great week at the Statehouse this week! Lobby Day was a huge success with the advancement of two priority bills. Read more about these bills and the week ahead. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Legislative Updates: March 27 - 31 - April 5th, 2023

Crossover is quickly approaching! April 10 is the deadline for bills to have passed out of their originating chamber before heading to the other. That means this Thursday is the effective deadline. Learn about bills heading to the House and Senate before crossover in this week's legislative updates. read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

The Water Log: March 2023 - March 30th, 2023

Happy Spring! As you tend to the health of your lawns, plants, and trees this season, you might also want to consider if the streams on your property or nearby are healthy, too. This month's Water Log helps you identify healthy and unhealthy streams and provides suggestions for how to address those that are unhealthy. read more

By Erika Hollis

Legislative Updates: March 20 - 24 - March 28th, 2023

The House was on furlough last week, so we had all of our attention on the Senate. The Senate Finance Committee was very active and showed positive signs for the budget and for affordable housing. Don't forget to sign up to join us for Lobby Day on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

Accessory Dwelling Units: Meeting the needs of a growing community - March 24th, 2023

UF's Land Policy Manager Allie Martinsen explains one potential solution to the housing stock issues facing our region and the nation - accessory dwelling units - and how they could be a good place to start for our community. read more

By Allie Martinsen

Action Alert: Support the New Greenville Development Code - March 24th, 2023

Join us in supporting the timely adoption of the Greenville Development Code by submitting comments before 2:00 PM on Monday, March 27 and speaking in support of the draft Code at the Planning Commission public hearing on Thursday, March 30 at 4:00 PM. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Legislative Updates: March 13 - 17 - March 21st, 2023

This year's crossover date is quickly approaching! April 10th is the last day for bills to pass out of their originating chamber before heading to the other chamber. There is some momentum for energy conversations, and the budget is heading to the Senate. We also take a deep dive into the DHEC Reform Bill and invite you to join us for Conservation Lobby Day coming up on April 5th! read more

By Megan Chase-Muller

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