In Columbia, Jay has...

  • Raised teacher salaries, now exceeding the average for Southeastern states

  • Increased funding for school resource officers and mental health officers in our public schools

 

  • Reformed the business license tax application and payment process to make it easier on small businesses

 

  • Been a champion for 2nd Amendment rights and has sponsored numerous pieces of pro-gun legislation.

 

  • Created the Veteran Affairs Department to strengthen veteran services across the state

 

  • Allocated funds to cover insurance for firefighters if they are diagnosed with cancer

 

  • Increased salaries for law enforcement officers and first-responders throughout the state

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