Introducing our 2024 Summer Fellows

Blog · May 29, 2024

One of the greatest honors we have here at Palmetto Promise Institute is getting the opportunity to work alongside talented young leaders through our internship program. Over the years, we have had an abundance of brilliant, hardworking interns, several of whom have gone on to full-time positions with Palmetto Promise, and all of whom are

Palmetto Promise Presents Corey DeAngelis: The Parent Revolution Book Tour

Blog · May 17, 2024

Come join us for an exciting event with school choice evangelist Corey DeAngelis as he embarks on the nationwide tour for his brand new book, The Parent Revolution.  WHEN: June 14, 2024 at 1pm (doors open at 12:30) WHERE: 1824 Barnwell Street Columbia, SC 29201 BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY! This is a must-attend event for

Honoring a Champion of Free Enterprise

Blog · April 25, 2024

Palmetto Promise has been a stalwart defender of free enterprise here in South Carolina, and this week, we had the privilege of recognizing a dedicated public servant and Champion of Free Enterprise at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. The Honorable Terry Branstad served as Ambassador to China in the Trump Administration from 2017-2020. Before that,

VOTE NOW: Policy Bracketology

Blog · April 3, 2024

We don’t know about y’all, but March Madness has the Palmetto Promise team in a bracket-making mood.  Because we’ve recently celebrated Palmetto Promise Institute’s eleventh birthday, we have been reflecting on the impact our work has had on state policy over that time and what we regard as our top accomplishments.   Naturally, these rankings found

SC House to State Universities: Stop DEI, Protect Free Speech!

Blog · March 28, 2024

Earlier this week, after hours of debate and over 100 amendments proposed (but with just one adopted) the South Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation banning Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) from hiring, promotion, and admissions policies in state colleges and universities. The measure also included language protecting free speech on campus. The vote on

FORBES: South Carolina’s Certificate Of Need Repeal is The Largest in Almost Three Decades

Blog · June 21, 2023

This piece originally appeared in Forbes, and was co-authored by Josh Archambault and Oran Smith, Ph.D. Senior Fellow at Palmetto Promise Institute. Long-time talk show host Joey Hudson had to wait an excruciating three weeks for a hernia operation in South Carolina. To add insult to injury, his friend in Florida who had the same

What will CON repeal mean for you?

Blog · May 8, 2023

This week, South Carolina residents have reason to celebrate as the state has repealed Certificate of Need (CON) laws. While most people may not be familiar with the term, the effects of these laws are felt every day. CON laws were introduced in the 1960s as a misguided way to control healthcare costs by limiting