A 2021 Freedom Agenda for South Carolina

Blog · December 18, 2020

Last week, we asked our email subscribers to rank their priorities for South Carolina in 2021…and the response was overwhelming! It was a dead heat for first place, but cutting our highest-in-the-Southeast income tax rate was the winner by a nose, closely followed by expanding education choice and lowering health care costs.  With Christmas coming up next week, we are

Remove the Blinders at EPA

Blog · November 20, 2020

One of the pillars of the Palmetto Promise Institute Freedom Agenda is Energy. We know that for free enterprise to flourish and jobs to be created, business and industry must have access to the most affordable energy available. This is particularly important in South Carolina, where utility bills are the highest in the country. Our

2020 SC Election Results: What we know so far

Blog · November 4, 2020

Returns remain incomplete as of this writing, but all signs appear to point to a strong 2020 General Election for Republicans in South Carolina. Click here to view full election results.  FEDERAL OFFICES For the United States Senate, after $200 million spent combined, Senator Lindsey Graham kept his seat, remarkably within a point or so

Complete 2020 South Carolina Election Results

Blog · November 4, 2020

South Carolina voters went to the polls on Tuesday to select hundreds of candidates for national, statewide and local seats. We’ve compiled a complete list of election results for all statewide and local offices, plus the President & Vice President results for South Carolina. We’ll update as returns roll in. Read our election analysis from

Meet Janie Neeley: Mom, Teacher, Advocate

Blog · September 28, 2020

“SAFE Grants have created the opportunity for our family and families like ours to truly have school choice, give our children the chance to succeed and give us the ability to fully support their learning needs.” Columbia, SC “I have three children. My oldest is 23. She chose to commission into the army and she’s

New Report: Santee Cooper Financial Analysis from PPI Economist

Blog · September 24, 2020

Download this report MEMORANDUM TO: State Leaders FROM: Kathleen Grace, PhD, Clemson Economics Associates DATE : September 24, 2020 SUBJECT: Independent Financial Analysis of Santee Cooper By way of introduction, I am Kathleen Grace, PhD. I earned my B.A. in Economics and Finance from Wofford College in 2006 and my PhD in Quantitative Economics from Clemson University