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May 14, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 18, 2019

Legislative Update: Sine Die Edition Overview The House gaveled to a close this week after dozens of bills and the Sine Die Resolution passed both the House […]
May 6, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 17, 2019

Overview The countdown is on as the final week of this legislative session approaches. Three legislative days remain however the good news is this is the […]
April 29, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 16, 2019

Legislative Update: Week 16  Overview I hope everyone had a great spring break and Easter weekend. With two weeks left of session and the crossover deadline behind […]

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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‘On its own two feet’: What a York County agritourism site must produce, and will it?

ICYMI: A panel of lawmakers struck a deal to offer $115M in tax breaks to @Panthers move to SC, by adding provision that would make companies eligible for more tax credits if they locate in SC counties w/ the weakest economies. w/ @MaayanSchechter #scpol

The bill’s signing marks the end of a turbulent chapter for SC's 20 electric co-ops that began w/ reporting from @thestate's @AveryGWilks detailing how the Tri-County Electric Cooperative board enriched itself on the backs of 13,600 customers. #sctweets

Panthers players could take tax hit with team’s move to York County

Finally made it home tonight from the Budget Conference Committee. After 3 days of negotiations, were are close to agreeing to a conference report. The end of the 2019 Legislative Session is in sight.

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