Protect Tech Businesses from Fed Overreach

Blog · October 3, 2023

South Carolina is a state with great potential. One of the reasons for this is that in the Palmetto State, our leaders still believe in the power of free enterprise. Here, the door is wide open to innovative policy solutions that expand opportunity for all. An important source of this opportunity is found in our

Let’s Jumpstart Comprehensive Tax Reform

Quality of Life
Blog · September 19, 2023

Since he was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 2012, Senator Sean Bennett has been a strong, steady voice for comprehensive tax reform. Bennett is known for taking to the well of the Senate and laying out his very specific concerns about how our current tax code is unfair, unstable and uncompetitive. Two of

Check Out Our Nomination Video!

Blog · September 12, 2023

Please enjoy our official nomination video for the Biggest Win for Freedom 2023 from the State Policy Network (SPN) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. We were honored to be in the final 3 organizations among 64 affiliate SPN members for the top award.

Censorship! (Not.)

Blog · September 6, 2023

Late last year, Palmetto Promise Institute released a report entitled Education or Indoctrination? The purpose of the study was simple: develop a list of the national organizations from the left side of the ideological spectrum that are actively seeking to influence education in South Carolina…and then describe their particular perspectives. For a publication that simply

The Beach Boom and Healthcare

Blog · August 22, 2023

According to a new study by U.S. News and World Report, the fastest-growing metro area in the United States is…Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This is no real surprise, because when the South Carolina General Assembly was debating the future of the Certificate of Need (CON) program, we highlighted Horry County (oh-ree) as an example of

Litigating for Liberty!

Blog · July 24, 2023

Some of the most significant conservative policy victories of recent years had a litigation element. By that I mean a legal case made its way to the Supreme Court and the side of freedom won. In the Janus case (2018), the court ruled that public employees cannot be forced to pay agency fees to a

Palmetto Promise Nominated for National Award!

Blog · July 14, 2023

Palmetto Promise Institute is one of three nominees that made the cut for the State Policy Network‘s “Biggest Win for Freedom Award.” The winner will be announced at SPN’s Annual Meeting in Chicago next month.  About the Awards… State Policy Network’s Bob Williams Awards for Outstanding Policy Achievement recognize state think tanks doing exceptional work

Why we celebrate Carolina Day

Blog · June 28, 2023

No image from the War for Independence warms my South Carolina heart more than the one you see depicted here. There are probably more accurate renditions of the event, but this full-color version of the famous incident near Charleston Harbor on June 28, 1776 stirs my soul every time I see it. It is for