To the editor:
Your readers may know that Governor McMaster recently signed phase one of state pension reform in South Carolina. This bi-partisan legislation resulted from several months of meetings by a committee comprised of Republicans and Democrats from both the House and the Senate. Representative Anthony served on this joint committee, and he deserves thanks and credit for his hard work.
He also deserves thanks and credit for his commitment not to stop here but to move on to phase two of pension reform, the transition to a modern form of retirement security for state employees. Phase two is intended to give state employees more control over their retirement plans and greatly lessen the burden on the taxpayers. Representative Anthony will be an integral part of phase two, and I hope that you will give him your support to finish the job.
Kevin L. Bryant