Graduation rates in South Carolina high schools have continued to rise over the last decade. And while many have lauded that achievement, a new report may have residents questioning the quality of education those graduates are receiving from South Carolina schools. When it comes to college readiness, the Palmetto State falls near the back of
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The South Carolina General Assembly will soon hear buyout offers for Santee Cooper. Following a two-hour meeting, according to The State, state lawmakers contracted with a consulting firm on October 17 to study the sale of the state-owned utility as well as field prospective candidates for its purchase. The firm, ICF International, will serve as
It’s been over a year since Santee Cooper and SCE&G (SCANA) pulled the plug on its V.C. Summer nuclear project. But an alarming number of South Carolinians are still in the dark on the details of that failed gambit.
New economic analysis from Palmetto Promise Institute provides first insight into costs Santee Cooper ratepayers must pay versus SCE&G customers While much of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear debacle’s attention has been focused on SCE&G parent company SCANA and its customers, a newly released economic analysis from the Palmetto Promise Institute finds it is Santee
By Taylor Weaver Overcrowding in South Carolina’s prisons over the last decade and the state’s response to that crisis is a success story that requires closer examination. From 1983 to 2009 South Carolina’s inmate population increased over 270%, which resulted in a 500% increase in costs. The key element in South Carolina’s criminal justice system
July 31, 2017. That was the infamous day that investor-owned SCANA and state-owned Santee Cooper announced that they would abandon Units 2 and 3 of the VC Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. Since then, the Columbia and Charleston-area media have fixated on Cayce-based SCANA/SCE&G, leaving Palmetto Promise Institute and others to research the impact
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This is a companion publication to Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future. by Katie Player, PhD & M.T. Maloney, PhD Executive Summary Eight months ago, on July 31, 2017, Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced they would abandon work on the V.C. Summer nuclear project. Since then, South Carolina leadership has been grappling with the best path forward
A Historical, Policy, and Financial Analysis of the South Carolina Public Service Authority This is the executive summary of a larger report. Download the full report here (49 pages). As the sheer magnitude of the V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 nuclear abandonment, the largest financial disaster in South Carolina history, comes more into focus,