Education is on the agenda in Columbia. With the Governor and top lawmakers vowing that 2019 is the year we will see big reforms to South Carolina’s last in the nation education system, educators and advocates wait to see what will be unveiled.
PPI CEO Ellen Weaver's testimony to the Senate Finance Taxation System Review and Reform Subcommittee from Jan. 16, 2019.
Being a native of the Capital City, Governor Henry McMaster had the unique joy of holding his official prayer service in the sanctuary of his own church, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia.
During those mad, mad days at the end of December, known as the Christmas holiday news hole, a number of bombshells dropped. Here are two that you will want to know about. Progress on the sale of Santee Cooper. Avery Wilks of The State reports that on the day before the state Public Service Commission
A bold, student-centered roadmap to address South Carolina's education challenges and provide equal opportunity for every child in our state to reach their full potential.
Palmetto Promise has spoken out strongly on what should happen to Santee Cooper, the state-owned partner in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. We correctly predicted future rates and provided a hard figure on what Santee Cooper customers will be paying per day over the 38 years it will take to pay off the nearly $15 billion in principal and interest owed.
Official report cards for individual South Carolina schools have been around since 2001, but due to the challenges of merging state and federal accountability systems, this resource has not been available since 2014.
Since 1969, when state lawmakers passed the Territorial Assignment Act, energy providers in South Carolina have enjoyed monopoly market power over the defined geographical areas in which they operate.
One of the earliest known thanksgiving services in the America – predating even the Pilgrims’ landing – was a remembrance held by French Protestant colonists at Charlesfort (now Parris Island) in 1564.
It finally hit me this week. Santee Cooper is a 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Very cool then, but just not practical now. At 12.8 miles per gallon, a new driver wouldn’t do the Firebird much good. Likewise, Santee Cooper, with debts right at $15 billion including interest, needs a total makeover, not just new