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For Our State's Military Veterans

For our state’s military veterans:

Gov. McMaster has (once again) included in his executive budget proposal the elimination of the state tax on your military retirement pay.  Every member of South Carolina’s federal delegation is fully supportive.

I was honored to spearhead and lead a joint statement on this, issued moments ago, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Rep. James Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2), Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Rep. Tom Rice (SC-7), Rep. William Timmons (SC-4), and Rep. Nancy Mace (SC-1).

Our statement reads:

“We applaud Governor McMaster for once again including in his executive budget the elimination of the state tax on military retirement pay. South Carolina proudly stands with our veterans, and our state leaders must demonstrate this by fully protecting their retirement pay. South Carolina would join over thirty other states that have adopted this policy with great results. We urge the General Assembly to approve this proposal to ensure South Carolina continues to be known as a great destination for veterans.”

This country owes our military veterans a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.  Thank you ALL for your service and sacrifice.