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April 19, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 14, 2021

After the fast and furious week of meeting the crossover deadline, this week, the House returned to work… much of the work being done in committees […]
April 12, 2021

Legislative Update: Week 13, 2021

Did you know? On Wednesday, Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed April 2021 as the Month of the Military Child.  _______ The days are getting longer and warmer, […]
March 29, 2021

Legislative Update: Budget Week

2021-2022 State Budget Overview  This week, we took up the 2021-2022 state budget. I am happy to report that this may be the most conservative budget […]

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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