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Legislative Update for 2021

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Legislative Update- Budget

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May 17, 2021

Legislative Update- May 17, 2021

Last week was National Police Week. Every day, the brave men and women of law enforcement leave their families and put their lives on the line […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)

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Meet Tommy

His father was a sheriff, his mother was a school teacher and Tommy Pope was destined to continue their careers in public service. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Tommy pursued a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina. As a freshman, Tommy began working at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a “phone boy” — literally, the boy who answered the phones. Throughout his undergraduate years, in addition to his phone boy duties, Tommy ran the blood hounds, cut down marijuana fields and apprehended criminals. By the time he graduated from Carolina in 1984, he had “blue lights in his blood" and soon became a full time agent at SLED.

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Reflecting on the governor's State of the State address last night, our tax reform efforts, the return to work program for police officers and teachers, and other topics. As always, you can reach me at Be safe in the bad weather! – TP

And once again, I am calling on the General Assembly to eliminate all state income taxes on the retirement pay of career military veterans and South Carolina law enforcement officers, firefighters, and peace officers.

To keep South Carolinians safe, we must maintain a robust law enforcement presence - and properly “fund the police.” My Executive Budget dedicates $31 million in new dollars to law enforcement, public safety and first response agencies for recruitment and retention pay raises.

Congrats to @Dr_JLJohnson on the birth of his newborn! It ain't official until announced on the floor. As he said, if there's anything we can agree upon in SC is the importance of family. God bless! 👼🏽🇺🇸

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