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April 16, 2018

Statehouse Report #13

Crossover Week & Primary Election   This week marked what is known as the “crossover” deadline, in which bills passed by either the full House or […]
April 9, 2018

Statehouse Report #12

Santee Cooper Reform Bill, Increased Prison Sentencing For Terrorism, & New Red Drum Fishing Standards   The House overwhelmingly passed a Santee Cooper reform bill this […]
March 26, 2018

Statehouse Report #11

Sanctuary City Ban, Stiffer Terrorism Sentencing, & Opioid Prevention Measures Passed   On Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee debated a bill that would effectively ban municipalities […]

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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Majority Leader @garysimrill was a guest on Straight Talk today to give an update on what the legislature is doing.

Excellent recap of where things stand with SCANA and cutting the nuclear premium since the passage of S.954 last night. #SCAMA

Tommy discusses the progress being made with the close of the two-year session on the horizon.

We're proud of soon-to-be Republican House Member Chris Wooten for taking down crime (literally)! #ToughButFair

If it’s in the air, maintenance put it there! Congrats to the @usairforce’s newest F-16 crew chiefs!

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