PPI Founding Chairman Jim Demint’s Op-Ed featured in The State. The economic and health impacts of COVID-19 have been overwhelming. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs or been forced to close businesses they have poured their lives into. Even worse, thousands of Americans have lost their lives. It is an unspeakable tragedy. There are
PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver was quoted in The State discussing Governor McMaster’s SAFE grants program. South Carolina’s private K-12 schools will get $32 million in federal COVID-19 aid, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Monday, nearly a week after he pushed to get the state’s public schools to reopen to students in person five days
PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted in a ABC Columbia article on the SAFE grant program. GREENVILLE, S.C. (WOLO/WYFF) – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was in Greenville Monday to announce the creation of the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) grants. McMaster said the one-time, need-based grants of up to $6,500 will help
PPI’s Senior Fellow Dr. Oran Smith wrote an opinion piece focusing on why South Carolina should invest in building a robust online learning catalog. This op-ed was first featured in The Lexington County Chronicle. This month we reach the 35th anniversary of the premiere of the original “Back to the Future.” The blockbuster movie’s plot
As “stimulus” legislation flew through Congress with band-aids intended to address looming unemployment and general economic devastation, Palmetto Promise Institute along with partner organizations from across the country kept a keen eye on the details of federal legislation. PPI signed onto several joint letters, calling for the passage or blocking of various bills and initiatives.
Palmetto Promise Institute singed onto the below letter calling for 3 major healthcare changes in light of COVID-19: Make it easier for people to access personal, “portable” health insurance” that travels with them from job to job and in and out of the labor market. Make it easier for people to communicate with their medical providers of
Atlas Network highlighted work done by PPI to suspend South Carolina’s Certificate of Need laws at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. You can read our initial post about this here. This article originally appeared on Atlas Network’s website. Executive Order No. 2020-11, section 4, which temporarily suspends Certificate of Need requirements for hospital beds in South
Following the murder of George Floyd, the issue of race in American culture has reached a new boiling point in civic and political life. In response, the Charleston County Medical Society (CCMS) under the leadership of its President, Dr. Marcelo Hochman, took stock of its history and issued a restatement of its beliefs about race
This op-ed was written by Palmetto Promise Senior Fellow Dr. Oran Smith and was published in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Because I registered my opinion way back in 1994, surely I was among the first to call for the state to sell Santee Cooper and get out of the utility business. But that said, my opinion
PPI Senior Fellow Oran Smith was interviewed by WIS News 10 regarding the potential for a full repeal of CON laws in light of COVID-19 and action taken by Governor McMaster. PPI Visiting Fellow Dr. Marcelo Hochman was also interviewed. This article, and accompanying video, originally appeared on WIS News 10. Written by Jason Raven. Dr.