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March 19, 2018

Statehouse Report #10

Budget Week, Foster Care, Automatic Stay Reform   The focus of the House this week was almost exclusively on the budget. Democrats were seeking to raise […]
March 12, 2018

Statehouse Report #9

We’ll Take Your Date If You Take Our Rate, Budget, Opioids   On Wednesday a bipartisan House coalition led by Speaker Jay Lucus held a press conference […]
March 5, 2018

State House Report #8

V.C. Summer Resolution, Automatic Stay Reform, & State of the Judiciary   On Tuesday the House took up a Senate resolution relating to the proposal by Dominion […]

Getting Political with Jonah Steppe (NHS)


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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Between yesterday and today, the SC House passed 7 more bills to address the opioid epidemic in SC. They now head to the Senate. Incredibly proud of all the folks who worked so hard to ensure passage of these important bills. Work is not over yet, but a good week nonetheless.

Fascinating thing here is the US Chamber originally backed Norman's primary/runoff challenger, @tommypopeSC, for this Congressional seat.

At 12:15 am on 3/14/18 after 15.5 hours of straight debate the SC House or Representatives has given 3rd and passed the 2018/19 General Appropriations bill H4950 and H4951.

SC Senate subcommittee OK's the House's proposal to create a consumer advocate to fight on behalf of ratepayers in future PSC cases. It also would strengthen the Office of Regulatory Staff, the state agency that regulates utilities.

Now we gon’ git ‘er done! TPope at full throttle #BudgetSession2018 @tommypopeSC

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