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September 21, 2020

Legislative Update: Special Session

Legislative Update: Special Session SCHRC Special Session Weekly Update Overview The General Assembly was back in session this week to pass important absentee voting measures and […]
May 19, 2020

Sine Die Legislative Update

Sine Die Legislative Update This week was a big win for South Carolina taxpayers and businesses as we worked diligently to continue reopening our state. The […]
March 23, 2020

Legislative Update: Week 10, 2020

Legislative Update: Week 10, 2020 Overview The past week we have all had to adapt to the “new normal” of social distancing, working from home, school closures, […]

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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This week we wished farewell to Republican Representatives Gary Clary, Con Chellis, Alan Clemmons, Mike Forrester, Nancy Mace, Peter McCoy, Kit Spires, Mike Sottile, Eddie Tallon & Mac Toole. We thank you for your years of dedicated service to this state & wish you the very best.

Witness signature now required on SC absentee ballots, federal appeals court rules

Thank you @SCHouseGOP and @scsenategop for your work and leadership. We're pleased with the Fourth Circuit ruling and S.C voters should be too. See Chairman @DrewMcKissick's full statement below:

@collins_neal Many of our firefighters have asked why Rep Hill would vote against them and this important bill. I can't speak for him but you can ask directly at or text (864) 245-5885

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