Governor Nikki Haley completed her town hall meetings across the state Tuesday night in Florence. Haley started her meeting to the PeeDee crowd with “It’s a great day in South Carolina”–the greeting she has asked her state agencies to say when answer the phone. But, that’s not all–
“You’ve heard a lot on TV that I’ve started all of our cabinets saying ‘It’s a great day in South Carolina’ but the press missed the mark because while they were focused on the greeting, they didn’t talk about the other side of it–‘How may I help you.’ The reason for that is is in the private sector we want everybody who works for us to be proud of who they work for. The ‘How may I help you’ is for them to understand that they work for the person on the other side of the phone,” says Haley.
Haley fielded questions from attendees. One Florence citizen asked about the Department of Health and Environmental Control, or DHEC, regulations and the future of the department.
“You will see that we are going to be bringing in a new director at DHEC. And the goal that the director will have is: how do we go in now, step up DHEC to the point that it’s turning and making things easier for businesses. What do we need to do to make sure that if a business calls they are not having a piece of paper sit on a desk, that they are actually moving forward? And what are the extra regulations that we have that we don’t need?” says Haley.
Haley has titled her town hall meetings “The Movement Tour.”