2022 Legislative Priorities Education and Workforce Development The Greater Sumter Chamber Supports: The increase of Teacher compensation to equal the national average. Expand expungement for non-violent offenders while creating a state tax credit for hiring returning citizens. Full exemption of military retirement income. Allow lottery tuition assistance to be used for those seeking high-quality industrial certifications. Allow for Remote School Enrollment which provides that a military member transferring to South Carolina can enroll their child in the public education system prior to arriving in the state with a copy of their orders. Taxes and Regulations The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Supports: Improve access to childcare as our economy seeks to rebound from the COVID-19 work from home orders. Continue to target companies from high-tax states to relocate to South Carolina. Comprehensive tax reform that allows for a more fair, equitable and competitive system for our business community. Continue to support high-speed broadband infrastructure in cities and rural areas.