Alan Wilson Releases Massive Steering Committee List in Campaign Kickoff

Columbia, SC - Alan Wilson today officially kicked off his re-election campaign in a statewide tour. Wilson released an unprecedented list of over 270 campaign steering committee members, which includes business leaders, civic leaders, Republican activists, and political leaders from every single county in South Carolina.

Alan Wilson said, "We're humbled by the massive support in all corners of South Carolina." Wilson continued, "We will lean on these men and women to deliver our message of defending the constitution, protecting families, and upholding the rule of law to their communities. I look forward to working hand in hand to ensure success in this campaign."

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Attorney General Alan Wilson Announces Campaign Kick-off Tour

Attorney General Alan Wilson will hold rallies across South Carolina to officially kick off his campaign for re-election on February 7 and 8. Join us at stops across South Carolina. The full schedule: 

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Attorney General Alan Wilson talking about human trafficking in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Office of the Attorney General hosted a two-day Southeast Human Trafficking Coalition meeting composed of anti-human trafficking advocates from eight states. The coalition is facilitated by the Region IV Administration on Children and Families in Atlanta. Included in the group are state task force and coalition leaders including representatives of government agencies and non-profit organizations.

 “Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world and South Carolina sits right between two of the top-20 hubs for it—Atlanta and Charlotte,” says South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. “That’s why we created our Human Trafficking Task Force and hosted this Southeastern meeting. It’s going to take all of us working together to fight this modern-day slavery.”

 

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South Carolina Attorney General wants to help boost awareness of human trafficking in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson visited the WMBF newsroom Tuesday afternoon to talk about his office’s outlook for 2018.

One of his top goals is to help boost awareness of human trafficking in the Palmetto State.

Wilson said his office plans to release new data on human trafficking in South Carolina later this week, and he talked about why the state is a prime location for this kind of crime.

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SC Attorney General wins lawsuit against DOE to remove plutonium from SRS

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) – The federal government has been ordered to remove one ton of defense plutonium from Savannah River Site over the next two years.
The South Carolina Federal District Court issued the order on Wednesday requiring the US Department of Defense to comply with its legal duty.

The Department of Energy had originally offered a completion date of 2025, but the courts disagreed with the DOE requiring the plutonium removal project to comply with the Congressional mandate.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says, “This ruling is a vindication of the principle of the rule of law and the State’s position that will not be a dumping ground for plutonium.”

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Regulators won't dismiss move against South Carolina utility

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- State utility regulators have refused to dismiss a request that could lower rates for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. customers after the company abandoned plans for two nuclear reactors.

The Public Service Commission on Wednesday refused to dismiss two cases against SCANA Corp, parent company of SCE&G, news outlets reported.

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Top lawyer: Ratepayers 'holding the bag' on nuke project

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- More than 700,000 South Carolina power customers are unfairly "holding the bag," the state's top attorney told regulators Tuesday, obligated to pay over $2 billion in interest debt for a failed nuclear reactor construction project that has never generated any electricity and likely never will.

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Protecting life is why SC’s Alan Wilson wants to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced he’s joined a multi-state effort to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In a news release, Wilson said the 12-state effort was defending the right of states, adding this is crucial in the argument to protect the lives of unborn children.

“States should be free to protect life,” Wilson posted on Twitter.

 

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S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson to Congress: Let concealed carry gun permits cross state lines

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday urged Congress to pass legislation that would make states recognize one another’s concealed weapon permits, arguing every citizen's right to self-defense is at risk without it.

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Politicians starting a meeting with prayer is free speech, S.C. Attorney General Wilson argues

The practice of lawmakers starting their meetings with prayer should be constitutionally protected free speech, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson says. Wilson is joining a coalition of 22 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the practice of lawmaker-led prayer at public meetings.

The friend-of-the-court brief is being filed Wednesday in connection to a case out of North Carolina.

“Our Founding Fathers strongly supported legislative prayer by public bodies and deeply believed in Divine Guidance to support these bodies," Wilson said in a statement.

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