Henry McMaster in 2024 Governor's State of the State speeches


On Crime: Expand operations against animal fighting with new agents

Animal fighting, especially dog fighting, is one of the cruelest criminal activities in our society. In September 2022, a SLED agent was dedicated to combating animal fighting. Shortly thereafter, the agent helped execute one of the "biggest takedowns of a dogfighting operation in South Carolina history," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. This Executive Budget expands upon this success by recommending $566,000 to hire three additional SLED agents dedicated to animal fighting.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the S.C. legislature Jan 24, 2024

On Education: Freeze college tuition for in-state students

We also know that access and affordability to higher education for every South Carolinian is essential to ensuring that we have the trained and skilled workforce to successfully compete for jobs and investment in the future and meet all economic challenges. Therefore, this marks the fifth year in a row that I have asked the General Assembly to freeze college tuition for in-state students, with an appropriation to our institutions of higher education of $49.8 million.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the S.C. legislature Jan 24, 2024

On Jobs: One thing we do not need is more labor unions

One thing we do not need is more labor unions. We have gotten where we are without them, and we do not need them now. We are a right to work state. We have the lowest union membership in the country. However, our prosperity--and that of generations to come--face a clear and present danger from the big labor unions. Their membership is at an all-time low and falling. So now they are looking at us--and other booming southeastern states--none of which want or need labor unions.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the S.C. legislature Jan 24, 2024

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