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March 23, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 11, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 11   Overview: This week the House made historic progress toward protecting South Carolina ratepayers and taxpayers. With two joint resolutions, one from the […]
March 18, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 10, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 10   Overview: The days are finally getting longer and we’re nearing the middle of the legislative session which, for the House, means this […]
March 11, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 9, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 9 Overview Two jackpots in one week! First, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last year finally claimed their prize…which […]

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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What is most important about Dr. Laffer’s talk with us today is that his conclusions and recommendations are fact-based and data-driven. #FactsMatter

@scchamber @henrymcmaster @LafferCenter @RepAlanClemmons @tommypopeSC It was s very informative and optimistic presentation. Thanks to Gov McMaster for bringing Dr Laffer to our committee!

@ArthurLaffer gets excited about tax reform in SC! "It's not right wing. It's not left wing. It's economics. It's about prosperity. I see a state that is primed for a big takeoff." @henrymcmaster @tommypopeSC @RepAlanClemmons

We appreciate @henrymcmaster and the House Tax Committee’s willingness to tackle comprehensive tax reform and hear from tax reform experts like Dr. Arthur Laffer today!

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