SC lawmakers considering bill that would require high-stakes testing this spring

Education
Blog · January 20, 2021

PPI Senior Fellow Oran Smith appears in this news story from WSPA. COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) — As teachers and students continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina, many are wondering how the pandemic has impacted academic performance. Last year, South Carolina received a waiver from the federal government for standardized testing due to

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.

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

Lawmakers call for new leadership at state-owned utility Santee Cooper

Energy
Blog · November 17, 2020

PPI’s economic analysis of Santee Cooper is quoted in this article by Vivian Jones of Center Square. (The Center Square) – Two Republican lawmakers are calling for new leadership at Santee Cooper in response to the state-owned utility’s recent issuance of $638 million in debt, announced late last month. Earlier this year, the General Assembly

RELEASE: New Report Finds Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market

Energy
News · September 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 24, 2020 Media Contact: Lawson Mansell Policy Content Manager (843) 694-1540 ​​lawson@palmettopromise.org New Analysis: Santee Cooper at Mercy of Credit Market Columbia, SC. (September 24, 2020) – A scholar with Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI), the most prolific publisher of independent analysis on Santee Cooper, today released a new report on the state agency. The study, written as a Memorandum to state leaders by Dr. Katie Grace of Clemson Economics

Palmetto Promise joins Free-Market Groups in letter opposing Most Favored Nations Executive Order

Healthcare
Blog · August 12, 2020

Palmetto Promise joined over 80 free market groups in signing a letter pushing back against the recent Most Favored Nations Executive Order, which will slow medical innovation and threaten American jobs. There are numerous free-market solutions that will lower costs and increase access, but stifling pharmaceutical innovation is not the solution.  You can read the letter below and