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Funding South Carolina’s Future

Fast Facts

Short on time? Our “Fast Facts” boil it all down to give you a quick overview on need-to-know issues.

In the wake of the SC Supreme Court’s Abbeville decision, some claim that more money is the answer for SC’s education woes. We say the answer is real reforms that promote autonomy, accountability and equity.

Does more education spending lead to better student learning?  We compare South Carolina with a reform-minded state like to Florida to find the answer…you might be surprised!

We have much to do to create the opportunity of a high-quality, customized education for every South Carolina student. In this handy publication we take a look at 10 ideas that would give us a strong start.

Good decisions start with separating fact from fiction. Get the facts about how offshore energy exploration works…and what it would mean for South Carolina’s economy and environment.

10 important reasons why Medicaid expansion is fool’s gold – not “free money” as supporters say – diverting access away from the very people it was founded to help while pouring money into a broken system.

Looking to pay another $417 a year on your energy costs? How about South Carolina losing over 14,000 jobs? That’s exactly what newly proposed EPA regulations could cost the Palmetto State.

Latest News

What Is South Carolina Hiding?

Making good policy decisions requires taking an honest look at our financial picture. And if we don’t look at long-term solutions to deal with our debt problem and uncompetitive tax code, that picture doesn’t look rosy.

Energy Drilling Off Atlantic Would Be Economic Boon

Considine’s report illustrates that few single policy decisions could be as economically and fiscally beneficial for our states as opening up the Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling.

A Better Way

We couldn’t agree more. Working together to build on and steward this good will, we really can create a new South Carolina: a Palmetto State where every citizen has the opportunity to reach their full, God-given potential.

South Carolina’s Manufacturing Revolution

Great golf, gorgeous beaches, spicy shrimp and grits, and tea so sweet it’ll knock you into next Tuesday: welcome to South Carolina!

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