Since he was elected to the South Carolina Senate in 2012, Senator Sean Bennett has been a strong, steady voice for comprehensive tax reform. Bennett is known for taking to the well of the Senate and laying out his very specific concerns about how our current tax code is unfair, unstable and uncompetitive. Two of
As Governor Henry McMaster and the House Ways & Means Committee were drafting their plans for the state budget year beginning on July 1, 2022, the question of the complex web of funding streams for public education was asked once again. Charter schools in particular were stuck in ad hoc line items rather than receiving
Palmetto Promise Institute is one of three nominees that made the cut for the State Policy Network‘s “Biggest Win for Freedom Award.” The winner will be announced at SPN’s Annual Meeting in Chicago next month. About the Awards… State Policy Network’s Bob Williams Awards for Outstanding Policy Achievement recognize state think tanks doing exceptional work
This piece originally appeared in Forbes, and was co-authored by Josh Archambault and Oran Smith, Ph.D. Senior Fellow at Palmetto Promise Institute. Long-time talk show host Joey Hudson had to wait an excruciating three weeks for a hernia operation in South Carolina. To add insult to injury, his friend in Florida who had the same
With the passage of the Education Scholarship Trust Fund program, also known as Education Scholarship Accounts, there are so many thank yous to offer. So many years of work! it is dangerous to single out individuals, but here are some of our ESA champions: South Carolina SenateSenators Larry Grooms, Greg Hembree, and Rex RiceMajority Leader
After nearly eight years of hard work by Palmetto Promise Institute and many others, South Carolina has a brand new education freedom program on the way! Education Scholarship Trust Fund scholarships will be awarded beginning with the 2024-25 school year. Here are some of the key details: *The official name of the South Carolina program
The Heritage Foundation's Jonathan Butcher writes about South Carolina's new ESA bill in reimaginED, citing PPI research.
PPI Senior Fellow Dr. Oran Smith is quoted in this Center Square article by T.A. DeFeo.