South Carolina Legislature convenes Tuesday; McMaster’s state of the state address Wednesday

Education
Blog · January 11, 2021

PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted in Center Square regarding PPI’s priorities for the 2021 legislative session. (The Center Square) – South Carolina lawmakers will return to Columbia on Tuesday to begin the 2021 legislative session, and more than 800 pieces of legislation already have been filed for the General Assembly to consider.

An Education Freedom Agenda for 2021

Education
Blog · January 8, 2021

Effective Education for Every Student These 19 recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Energy  | Healthcare | Tax & Budget | Work, Justice, & Quality of Life EXPAND EDUCATION CHOICE Adopt an Education Scholarship Account (ESA) law that will provide

A Healthcare Freedom Agenda for 2021

Healthcare
Blog · January 8, 2021

Affordable, Quality Care for Patients These 16 recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Education | Energy  | Tax & Budget | Work, Justice, & Quality of Life         REGULATORY REFORMS Eliminate Certificates of Need (CON) to

An Energy Freedom Agenda for 2021

Energy
Blog · January 8, 2021

Competition to Lower Costs for Consumers These 6 recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Education | Healthcare | Work, Justice, & Quality of Life | Tax & Budget         FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT RATEPAYERS Sell the

A Tax & Budget Agenda for 2021

Tax & Budget
Blog · January 8, 2021

Tax Low + Spend Smart = Jobs & Growth These recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Education | Energy | Healthcare | Work, Justice, & Quality of Life TAX REFORM & FAIRNESS Implement the findings of the comprehensive analysis

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

Letter: Some lawmakers want to gamble on Santee Cooper with other people’s money

Energy
Blog · December 13, 2020

S.C. Representative Bobby Cox cites a PPI study on Santee Cooper in this letter to the editor published in The Greenville News. Here in the Upstate we haven’t been affected overtly by the state agency’s failed nuclear project known as Santee Cooper. Yet our Lowcountry neighbors are paying crushing power bills as a result and