South Carolina education scholarships open

Education
Blog · January 30, 2024

Palmetto Promise President Wendy Damron is quoted in this article from The Center Square on South Carolina’s new ESA program. (The Center Square) — South Carolina is accepting applications for a new education scholarship that proponents say is the future of education in the state. Last year, state lawmakers passed S.39, the Educational Scholarship Trust Fund,

Anti-ESA Lawsuit Filed

Education
Blog · October 27, 2023

Statement of Palmetto Promise Institute Eidson v. South Carolina Department of Education October 26, 2023 “The Education Scholarship Trust Fund Act (Act 8), passed by a bipartisan majority of the General Assembly and signed by the Governor, is clearly constitutional. State aid in the ESTF is directed to students, not schools (or to the wide

What Can Other States Learn From South Carolina’s Successful CON Law Repeal?

Healthcare
Blog · September 19, 2023

Aubrey Wursten writes for the Independent Women’s Forum about South Carolina’s Certificate of Need (CON) repeal and cites Palmetto Promise Institute research on the topic. In 1987, the federal government repealed the certificate of need (CON) mandate it had enacted 13 years before. During those 13 years, any state wishing to receive subsidies, such as

Check Out Our Nomination Video!

Blog · September 12, 2023

Please enjoy our official nomination video for the Biggest Win for Freedom 2023 from the State Policy Network (SPN) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. We were honored to be in the final 3 organizations among 64 affiliate SPN members for the top award.

Palmetto Promise Nominated for National Award!

Healthcare
Blog · July 14, 2023

Palmetto Promise Institute is one of three nominees that made the cut for the State Policy Network‘s “Biggest Win for Freedom Award.” The winner will be announced at SPN’s Annual Meeting in Chicago next month.  About the Awards… State Policy Network’s Bob Williams Awards for Outstanding Policy Achievement recognize state think tanks doing exceptional work

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

Healthcare
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