Gov. McMaster announces proposed statewide veterans affairs cabinet agency

Gov. McMaster announces proposed statewide veterans affairs cabinet agency
Governor Henry McMaster says the 2019-2020 fiscal budget will help the prosperity of South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - During a press conference on Tuesday, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced the proposal of a statewide veterans affairs cabinet agency.

Gov. McMaster said the establishment of this position speaks to the state’s long-standing military history and is a long-time coming.

“We know how important it is," Gov. McMaster said. "It’s important for a lot of reasons. It’s important to the Pentagon. It’s important to the Department Of Defense, it’s important that our veterans through a cabinet agency have the status, attention and focus that is important to keep South Carolina strong.”

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Right now, there are more than 400,000 veterans in South Carolina.

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