In our Palmetto Playbook, we decided to take on fiscal policy more aggressively. After all, what policy area is more crucial to the future of South Carolina than how the state handles its money? Since then, we have been writing about fiscal responsibility regularly. Thanks for your positive response! Our Playbook look back at state
Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley famously said that “a conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘Stop!’” He also suggested that there would be consequences for attempting to shovel sand in the gears of the progressive machine. Among those who were thought to be Chicken Littles were conservative financial policy experts who
During its 2021-22 session, the South Carolina General Assembly passed a cut in the personal income tax rate. Whew! Finally, the highest marginal personal income tax rate in the South (7%), which has never been cut since its adoption in 1959, is headed for extinction. That’s great news. It was also good to see the
Here are the results of the Fall 2022 survey of a random sampling of South Carolina Voters on key issues the Governor and legislature will be expected to tackle in 2023-24. A printable version of the poll results can be found here.
American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Senior Fellow Emeritus Mark J. Perry estimates that over the last fifteen years he has posted some 3,000 infographics to cyberspace—charts, graphs, tables, figures, maps, and Venn diagrams—each serving as his famous “Chart of the Day.” For some of us, Perry’s charts are “eye candy” because of their combination of simplistic
South Carolina is competitive on Corporate Taxes, and in recent years the Palmetto State has begun to chip away at high Individual Tax and Unemployment Insurance Tax rates.
Three Cheers for Free Speech Though a few decades have passed since I matriculated “where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness,” I am quite certain that during my undergraduate years at Clemson there was an openness to a wide range of opinion. The dominant view among faculty, administration, and students was that college should be
It’s been more than 18 months since the Court first heard the case and the state’s civil asset forfeiture system continues uninhibited.
“The opportunity to say we have a choice,” is all Lisa and Paul Priest, a family of three from Dillon ask for when it comes to their daughter’s education.
The Center Square highlights PPI's "Assessing the Spectrum of Reform" report.