Is a minimum wage raise good for S.C.?

gsaBusinessLogo_The New Jersey State Assembly is in the midst of a debate to raise that state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021. That state is already one of 29 states plus the District of Columbia to have a higher minimum wage than the federally mandated rate of $7.25 per hour.

New York and California have recently enacted measures to set their minimum wages at $15 per hour within specific timeframes, while 11 states tie their minimum wage with the cost of living adjustments.

South Carolina, on the other hand, will not be one of those states anytime soon.

A bill introduced by state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, would have raised the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 and put the state’s wage on an index after Jan. 1, 2021. That bill failed in a Senate subcommittee, essentially killing the legislation for this year. Read more ›


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March/April Newsletter

After serving the citizens of District 42 for two years, on Monday, March 21, 2016, I officially filed for re-election.  While I’m proud to have spearheaded major legislative initiatives since becoming a member of the Senate, there is much more substantive work to be done.  My campaign will focus FORWARD on legislation that I have sponsored, currently pending.  In the past, I’ve sent you the details of all of the legislation.  Please visit marlonkimpson.com to learn more.  Needless to say, I’m fired-up and ready to go! Read more ›


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Marlon E. Kimpson
Telephone: (843) 216-0199
Email: marlonkimpson@scsenate.gov
Mailing Address:
28 Bridgeside Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464