On March 7, 2019, H.3263 (The Armed Service Members and Spouses Professional and Occupational Licensing Act) unanimously passed the SC House of Representatives. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the new statute would allow military members and their spouses to work in South Carolina without actually holding a South Carolina occupational license.
PPI’s priorities got a boost this week when key players made it clear that the time for action has come. Kudos to them.
When students go to school, they carry what’s necessary in their backpacks. But in South Carolina, too much of one important item doesn’t travel with students headed to a new school: education funding dollars.
It is known by the obscure term “Civil Asset Forfeiture,” but its meaning is very clear: the police can take your stuff…and keep it, even if you’re not convicted of a crime.
Education was once again on deck in Columbia this week as the House passed H.3759—The South Carolina Career Opportunity and Access for All Act—by a vote of 113-4.
A recent report from The Associated Press (AP) highlights reenergized efforts in the Palmetto State to repeal a state law imposing barriers to where medical facilities can be built and how they can be expanded. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-Daniel Island), along with House Ways & Means Chairman Rep. Murrell Smith (R-Sumter), have renewed the effort
A December 2018 report by the credit monitoring service Experian revealed that student loan debt had reached an all-time high across the nation, with South Carolina the worst offender by far.
It was another busy education week in Columbia. Three quick takeaways: Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) is a parent-driven innovation that is central to our groundbreaking HO.P.E. Plan to help students reach their full potential. ESAs took a critical step forward with the introduction of S.556, a companion bill to H.3681 which drew 59 House co-sponsors.
Multiple purchase proposals both eliminate nuclear debt and cut electricity rates.
The money we spend per student in South Carolina is high, relative to surrounding states, while our comparable student performance is poor.