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14.12.newlogoStatehouse Report is a weekly legislative forecast that informs readers about what is going to happen in South Carolina politics and policy. Founded in 2001, the issue was distributed through 2007 to paid subscribers, although a weekly commentary and cartoon were provided free to all readers.

Starting in 2008, the respected publication’s news, analysis and commentary is available without charge to all readers thanks to generous support by underwriters.

You can get Statehouse Report delivered directly to your e-mail box every Friday by filling out our subscription form.

WHAT WE DO

Statehouse Report serves as a weekly behind-the-scenes research toolkit to help businesses and organizations keep a step ahead of what’s going to happen at the S.C. General Assembly. It’s packed with advance inside information you need so you can be prepared for votes, meetings and interactions with lawmakers. Among our strong points:

  • Advocacy edge. Statehouse Report can serve as a monitoring system to keep you informed early about what’s going to happen. By having a little extra time, you’ll get better results because you’ll be able to plan and implement a strategy that may provide the advocacy edge. For in-state and out-of-state organizations and professionals, Statehouse Report can help you be better prepared for legislative battles.
  • Diverse features. Delivered weekly through the Internet, Statehouse Report provides advance information on House and Senate floor agendas, calendars of committee meetings, weekly legislative updates, a weekly Tally Sheet of new bills and Statehouse news briefs.
  • Underwriter-supported. Major businesses and organizations from across the Palmetto State make it possible to provide readers with the weekly Report for free. Underwriters say they support the Report because it provides something they can’t find elsewhere: a fresh look and good legislative intelligence about what’s happening at the Statehouse and in Palmetto Politics. Learn more about our underwriters.

If you have questions about Statehouse Report‘s services, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

OUR TEAM

Statehouse Report‘s team includes experienced researchers and analysts:

Editor and publisher Andy Brack, who runs a marketing and strategy consultancy called The Brack Group, started Statehouse Report to provide Statehouse professionals and organizations with the kind of information they can use to be better advocates for their clients and groups.

Brack, a former political reporter and U.S. Senate press secretary, has provided analytical communications and public affairs services for national and international clients, such as America Online, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Commonwealth of Australia’s Department of Health and Family Services, the Charleston School of Law and an international investment bank. Brack is past president of the S.C. Wildlife Federation and the Rotary Club of Charleston. Brack and his family live in Charleston. More info.

Correspondent Lindsay Street has served as a reporter and editor at various publications over the last few years, including the Berkeley Independent, Patch, S.C. Radio Network and Carteret County (N.C.) News-Times.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from the College of Charleston in 2006.  She and her family live in Ridgeville.

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