This op-ed from Dr. Oran P. Smith ran in The State on January 16, 2019.
PPI's research on the consumer costs associated with Santee Cooper's debt is mentioned in the Coastal Observer.
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
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
South Carolina Public Radio Afternoon Headlines: November 28 and 29, 2018. Featuring PPI Senior Fellow Oran Smith and state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort).
This article was originally published by FITSNews. Within the next few weeks, the first major battle in an ongoing energy war in South Carolina is likely to be decided … We are referring, of course, to a highly-anticipated decision from the embattled S.C. Public Service Commission (SCPSC) related to Virginia-based Dominion Energy’s $15 billion bid to
This article was originally published on WTLX19 on March 21, 2018. Santee Cooper says they don’t plan on raising rates until 2020 to help pay for nuclear costs created by the failed reactor project at VC Summer. Santee Cooper’s customers will not see increased electric rates until 2020. Recently there’s been reports that the state-owned
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
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