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

Freedom, Liberty, Love and Grace

Blog · June 22, 2023

Where were you on June 17, 2015? The Americans of my parents’ generation always asked one another where they were on November 22, 1963. My mother always said that it was on her car radio that she heard the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated. She was driving her son (me) to Olan Mills