House speaker promises more accountable legislature

The South Carolina Statehouse

When South Carolina's new House Speaker Jay Lucas opens the legislative session next week, there will be a more transparent, productive and accountable statehouse, he told Spartanburg Rotarians at a lunch Tuesday.

According to a story posted on the Spartanburg Herald-Journal's website, Lucas, R-Hartsville, said he felt "overwhelmed" when he unexpectedly found himself at the helm after Bobby Harrell, the former longtime speaker of the House, resigned after being indicted on nine charges, including misconduct in office and misuse of campaign funds,

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