New Empower Opportunity Education Catalog

Education
October 13, 2015

Today, Palmetto Promise Institute announced the release of the 2015-2016 version of its annual education catalog, Empower Opportunity. This user-friendly, family-focused catalog is written to equip South Carolina families with the information they need to understand and access the various forms of education choice that exist in the Palmetto State.

King v. Burwell Ruling: SC Legislators Call for “Obamacare Off-Ramp”

Healthcare
June 1, 2015

Today, Palmetto Promise Institute commended 43 members of the South Carolina House of Representatives for stating that they do not intend to create a state exchange should the U.S. Supreme Court overturns subsidies in the federal healthcare exchange in King v. Burwell court case currently pending before the Court. A Court ruling is expected mid-June.

PPI Launches New Website & Video on South Carolina’s Offshore Energy Opportunity

Energy
March 11, 2015

Today, Palmetto Promise Institute (formerly Palmetto Policy Forum) President Ellen Weaver joined U.S. Representative Jeff Duncan and others at a press conference to announce the launch of OffshoreOpportunity.com, a new online resource dedicated to educating South Carolinians about the potential of offshore energy development. The press conference was held in conjunction with a meeting convened by the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) to solicit feedback from South Carolinians on the issue of offshore exploration.

Palmetto Policy Forum Announces Rebranding as Palmetto Promise Institute, Unveils New Logo

February 4, 2015

Energized by policy successes researching and advocating against Medicaid expansion and Common Core in South Carolina and promoting proven K-3 literacy strategies like Read to Succeed, Palmetto Promise plans to build on these early wins. Using a proven operating strategy of solid research and strong relationships, Palmetto Promise will continue its mission to work with policy leaders to make South Carolina a model for other states by embracing proven, best-practice ideas to help move the Palmetto State and her citizens forward.

Palmetto Policy Forum Releases New Empower Opportunity School Choice Catalog Featuring Foreword From U.S. Senator Tim Scott

Education
November 17, 2014

Today, at its 2nd Annual VisionSC Summit, Palmetto Policy Forum released the latest version of Empower Opportunity: Education Options for South Carolina Families. Featuring a foreword from U.S. Senator Tim Scott on the power of education choice, this groundbreaking publication is designed to equip South Carolina families with information about education options currently available to Palmetto State students. It also highlights policy success stories in states where they have created even more choice and flexibility than currently exists here.

New Report Finds SC Poised to Benefit Big from Offshore Resource Development

Energy
September 17, 2014

On July 18, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced that it would allow for modern surveys of the Mid- and South-Atlantic coast to update 40-year old data on offshore petroleum resources. This type of advanced seismic mapping will yield a far more accurate picture of offshore oil and natural gas reserves than what is currently available. The BOEM announcement could present significant opportunity for South Carolina, perhaps as soon as 2018.

Education Leaders Unveil Online School Options Catalogue

Education
October 25, 2013

NEWS RELEASE Education Leaders Unveil Online School Options Catalogue COLUMBIA, S.C. –South Carolina’s new policy action-engine, Palmetto Policy Forum, completed a statewide media tour today, launching a first-of-its-kind online education resource catalogue designed to equip South Carolina families with information about how to take advantage of the education options currently available in the Palmetto State.

New SC Poll Reveals Voter Concern About Medicaid Expansion

Healthcare
May 9, 2013

Voters fear rushing into waste, uncertainty and cost. A statewide survey of South Carolina voters commissioned by Palmetto Policy Forum and conducted by Magellan Strategies reveals a divided and doubtful electorate on the issue of expanding Medicaid in South Carolina to include able-bodied adults up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. The rush to expand Medicaid under provisions of The Affordable Care Act in the face of waste, fraud and abuse is at the top of voter worries. Key survey findings include...