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January 27, 2023

2023-2024 Palmetto Freedom Agenda

Dear Friend, As the newly appointed President and CEO, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wendy Damron. I moved down to the Charleston area from Michigan in 2013 with my husband, Jason, and our two children to escape the cold climate. We instantly fell in love with the people, the culture, and the beauty of South Carolina. I immediately saw so much potential here and
January 12, 2023

Palmetto Promise Institute Announces New President & CEO

Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Damron as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective January 16th, 2023.
January 5, 2023

A Big Man and the Little Guy: Remembering Joe Taylor

This week, it was important for us to take a moment to honor the life of a dear friend of Palmetto Promise Institute. Joe Taylor was simply one-of-a-kind: a big man with a big personality and big ideas. Chances are, if you met him, you’d walk away with a “Joe story.” Much has been said
December 6, 2022

Education vs Indoctrination Dossier

Since the onset of COVID-19, movements of parents have sprung up overnight in America. Some have adopted names and launched Facebook pages. Some have incorporated themselves as permanent organizations. Others are (for now) just email trees and group texts.   Whatever their size or level of organization, these “little platoons” (as Edmund Burke admiringly called
November 8, 2022

Statewide 2022 South Carolina Midterm Election Results with Analysis

We’ve compiled a complete list of election results for statewide and Statehouse offices, that we’ll update as returns continue to roll in.
October 27, 2022

Feed the Pig

In our Palmetto Playbook, we decided to take on fiscal policy more aggressively. After all, what policy area is more crucial to the future of South Carolina than how the state handles its money?  Since then, we have been writing about fiscal responsibility regularly.  Thanks for your positive response! Our Playbook look back at state
October 20, 2022


Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley famously said that “a conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘Stop!’” He also suggested that there would be consequences for attempting to shovel sand in the gears of the progressive machine. Among those who were thought to be Chicken Littles were conservative financial policy experts who
October 13, 2022

The Rest of the Tax Cut Story

During its 2021-22 session, the South Carolina General Assembly passed a cut in the personal income tax rate. Whew! Finally, the highest marginal personal income tax rate in the South (7%), which has never been cut since its adoption in 1959, is headed for extinction. That’s great news. It was also good to see the
October 6, 2022

Survey of South Carolina Voters

Here are the results of the Fall 2022 survey of a random sampling of South Carolina Voters on key issues the Governor and legislature will be expected to tackle in 2023-24. A printable version of the poll results can be found here.