Outside State House: F3 Lake Murray

Want to continue to give y’all a behind the scenes look at your Representative. Over the years, we’ve had thousands of new residents in Chapin, Dutch Fork and Irmo, and I want to let you see a side of me in 2021 you may not see normally. These clips will be about a minute long. No idea what the next one will be. Just thought might be good to see the “normal” side of me. I’m not all suit/tie and State House 24/7/365.

Earlier videos:

Outside the State House: Movement Mortgage

Outside the State House: White Tail Deer Hunting

Outside the State House: Movement Mortgage

Want to continue to give y’all a behind the scenes look at your Representative. Over the years, we’ve had thousands of new residents in Chapin, Dutch Fork and Irmo, and I want to let you see a side of me in 2021 you may not see normally. These clips will be about a minute long. No idea what the next one will be. Just thought might be good to see the “normal” side of me. I’m not all suit/tie and State House 24/7/365.

Earlier videos:

Outside the State House: White Tail Deer Hunting

Outside of the State House: White Tail Deer Hunting

Want to give y’all a behind the scenes look at your Representative. Over the years, we’ve had thousands of new residents in Chapin, Dutch Fork and Irmo, and I want to let you see a side of me in 2021 you may not see normally. These clips will be about a minute long. No idea what the next one will be. Just thought might be good to see the “normal” side of me. I’m not all suit/tie and State House 24/7/365.

2021 House Re-organization Session

The 1st Session of the 124th General Assembly will convene on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

For lots of information the entire General Assembly and more, visit our website www.scstatehouse.gov

This week the House had our organizational session where 124 members were sworn-in for their two year term, members elected officers, received committee assignments, selected seats in the chamber, and new members learn their new offices.

Some quick info for you:

The House has 124 members

*81 are Republicans and 43 are Democrats
*15 are freshmen
*34 are African American
*24 are female

3 new members made it to the coveted Ways and Means Committee: Chandra Dillard, Craig Cagnon, and Lee Hewitt
There is a new Judiciary Chairman: Chris Murphy

I again serve as one of only 2 Republicans on the Richland Delegation (15 Democrats, 2 Republicans) and have been in the same office suite since my first election. 320B Blatt Building. Please stop by anytime; but call ahead to schedule appointment as our days vary from week to week.

Anytime we are in chamber, feel free to send a note in via the pages located directly out front of the House Chamber. PLEASE list your mobile number and email incase we are in the middle of debate and I cannot make it out to visit with you!

My office phone is 803-734-2969
My home phone is 803-834-4613
My legislative aide is June Cornelius

Email is NathanBallentine@schouse.gov
Website: www.nathansnews.com

My committee is Ways and Means where I serve as a subcommittee chair. I also currently serve as Co-Chairman of the SC Energy Caucus (a bipartisan committee we formed after the VC Summer fiasco).

Congratulations Steve Arnold and Chick-fil-A Ballentine

Congratulations Steve Arnold and Chick-fil-A Ballentine for 10 years of serving and loving our community! Stop by tomorrow for their special day and tell them “thanks” for all they do for our families!

Steve regularly helps our Irmo Community Prayer Breakfast and was our speaker two years ago.

Dine-in eating is back!

How hard has the economy been hit?

Congress already spent $2.5 TRILLION and will soon spend another $2 TRILLION to keep the economy afloat. Just how big are those numbers? I share in video below.

More help with unemployment requests

DEW ran a comparison of initial claims during the Great Recession vs. the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the peak of the Great Recession, the largest week for initial claims was in April of 2008, with 13,848 initial claims filed. The recent peak was 87,686 claims in a one-week period

Accelerate SC

Chapin Chamber (Zoom) Town Hall

Rep Huggins and I were invited by Rebecca Hines, President & CEO of the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce, to join others in a Virtual Town Hall yesterday.

I’ve had many zoom calls during the past few weeks and this was certainly a good one with members of the Chapin community!