Nathan’s News readers have seen me write many times “elected officials who stay in touch year round – instead of just at election time – are far better able to serve their constituents.” That’s because I firmly believe that hearing from YOU helps each of us do our job better. It’s one of the reasons I send out regular surveys, send out regular community updates, hold constituent nights, and am always able to be reached through the website , State House website , Twitter or Facebook – and of course, around town.

As I continue researching topics/laws for constituents and considering upcoming legislation to file, I again want to ask you to help me (help us – House/Senate) write bills to help our state. Your idea doesn’t have to create something new or “grow govenrment”. Your idea might actually remove regulations that might be holding us back. Your idea could certainly streamline procedures or propose efficiencies that may have not been considered before. Whatever interests you, let us know!

Budget items?

You don’t have to be one of 46 Senators or 124 House Members to have an impact. Start right now and reach out to me (or your elected officials) and help us as we meet with colleagues in the coming weeks and months so that we can work towards improving our state.

For those new to the site, here’s a post I wrote almost five years ago (An Engaged Constituency) that I received great feedback from and feel might have helped enhance the process – not just for us here in Chapin/Irmo area; but others around the state.

Lastly, there are hundreds (actually about 2,000) of bills that are filed every session. If you have an idea to help us improve South Carolina, get it to us in the coming weeks/months so we can hit the ground running when we return in January!

Thanks for getting involved and sharing your thoughts.