Greenville County legislators push for ‘bold’ education reform

News · December 19, 2018

PPI’s education agenda was mentioned in an article in the Greenville News. Anna Lee, The Greenville News Greenville County legislators vowing to make education reform a top priority on Tuesday publicized an education agenda from the conservative Palmetto Promise Institute. The Help Our Pupils Excel plan would reformat the state’s education system by addressing “root problems in finance

Palmetto Promise Weighs In On Dominion-SCANA Deal

News · December 13, 2018

After initially indicating it was staying out of the debate, the Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) – a South Carolina think tank founded by former U.S. senator Jim DeMint – signaled its opposition on Thursday to a proposed $15 billion merger between Virginia-based Dominion Energy and crony capitalist utility SCANA. The group’s statement – submitted less than 48 hours before state regulators are scheduled

I Took a Quiz and Cried

News · August 7, 2018

This article was originally published by Energy Consumer of the Carolinas on August 7, 2018. I recently took the “Can You Ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?”  Will you please take it too? I cried. No, I was not worried about my personal performance or grade. And although the sound was the same, I was not reminded of

No time for Santee Cooper to be making loans

News · July 19, 2018

This article was originally published by the Post and Courier on July 19, 2018. I’ve spent my career buying, revitalizing, developing and sometimes selling businesses. For better or worse, the numbers always tell the true story. If I’m not committed to fiscal responsibility and smart financial management, my company fails — and the last thing