Editorialists and commentators have chastised the South Carolina Legislature relentlessly for failing to get anything done during the 2015 session. In fact, though, they did plenty of work.
This year our Legislature met from January to July, and during that time 1,336 bills were filed between the House and Senate. Of those, lawmakers passed 131. In addition, 950 resolutions were filed, and all but 64 of those passed.
The question, of course, is this: How many of these were actually worth legislators spending over half a year in Columbia?