House wants income tax reform to conform

Tax & Budget
March 16, 2018

This originally appeared in the Statehouse Report on March 16, 2018. By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent South Carolina could get its first real shot at income tax reform this session or next after more than a decade of talk, said Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope, R-York. That’s thanks to a little-known, annual adjustment called conformity

TAYLOR: 6th-lowest residential property taxes? Not so fast, S.C.

Tax & Budget
March 9, 2018

This originally appeared on the Statehouse Report on March 9, 2018. By Joe E. Taylor Jr., special to Statehouse Report The Columbia Business Report recently wrote about a study from WalletHub.com, which claimed that South Carolinians pay the sixth-lowest residential property taxes in the nation. That sounds great. But sadly for taxpayers, it’s not the whole story.

Military Families Deserve School Choice

Education
March 6, 2018

This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 6, 2018. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves and the most recently deployed member of Congress, I know firsthand that serving in the armed forces requires tremendous sacrifice. As a husband and father of three young daughters, I know the decision to serve

PPI Champions State Role in Education Choice Initiatives in Joint Letter to DeVos

Education
June 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA – Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, outlining the importance of state-led efforts on education choice and emphasizing the need to remain true to the tenets of federalism—in particular, by moving education decision-making out of