On Tuesday, Charlotte-based Carolinas Associated General Contractors issued a press release about a recent day it spent at the South Carolina State House.
The point of the visit: to show support for the Right to Work Act passed in the House and encourage the use of surplus funds in the state budget to fund the South Carolina Department of Transportation, CAGC said.
The day ended with an evening reception that was hosted by CAGC and attended by nearly 250 CAGC members and South Carolina House and Senate members, according to the release.
At least one CAGC member didn’t feel slimy after hanging out with all those pols.
Marty McKee, vice president of Seneca-based Thrift Development Corp., was gleeful in the press release.
“It makes me proud as a Carolinas AGC member to hear the legislators and their staff speak so highly of our lobbyist,” he said. “I felt the education and explanation of the legislative process not only cleared up some misconceptions of how the process works, but also reduced the reluctance some of our members had about contacting their legislators.”