Henry McMaster on Homeland Security



Eliminate all state income taxes on veteran retirement pay

I am calling on the General Assembly to eliminate all state income taxes on the retirement pay of career military veterans and South Carolina law enforcement officers, firefighters, and peace officers. Many states have already done this. The decision-makers at the Department of Defense take note of such actions or inactions when they make decisions on base closures, realignment, and new missions for America's military. Our state's military installations are at risk, like all others.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to the S.C. legislature , Jan 19, 2022

Don't tax uniformed retirees: veterans, cops, firefighters

I ask that we honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women who served in uniform--veterans, first responders, law enforcement officers, firefighters and peace officers--by no longer taxing their retirement pay. This commitment to our veterans will help us in protecting and expanding missions at our state's military bases. As for law enforcement, firefighters and first responders, it will help keep them on the job, aid recruitment and show our appreciation for their service.
Source: 2020 South Carolina State of the State address , Jan 22, 2020

Proposes a significant investment in National Guard armories

South Carolina is proudly a military state. During times of national or state emergency, we call on the South Carolina National Guard to do many things. However, the conditions of many of their armories are unsafe, unusable or inadequate for training and drill. I have proposed a significant reinvestment to improve the condition of National Guard armories in our state. I ask that you join me in this commitment.
Source: 2020 South Carolina State of the State address , Jan 22, 2020

Stop the financing of international terrorism

2010: Created a partnership to stop terrorists and traffickers: In conjunction with the South Carolina National Guard and law enforcement launched an effort to stop the financing of international terrorism through proceeds from human trafficking and the sale of narcotics here in South Carolina.
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com , Jan 11, 2017

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