McMaster ends federal unemployment benefits to address workforce shortage

Jobs & Economy
Blog · May 7, 2021

PPI President and CEO Ellen Weaver is quoted by Jon Styf in The Center Square discussing federal unemployment payouts. Photograph by Jeffrey Collins of the Associated Press. (The Center Square) – South Carolina will quit participating in the federal unemployment pandemic assistance programs at the end of next month. Gov. Henry McMaster announced he directed

SC Leaders Fight “Blue State Bailout” Overreach

Jobs & Economy
Blog · March 17, 2021

President Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” is a budget-busting boondoggle, shoveling out cash as fast as Washington can print (and borrow) it. But not just content to bail out their cronies in fiscally-irresponsible Blue States like IL, CA, and NY, Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi go even further, potentially hamstringing the ability of state like South Carolina

PPI Urges Senator Graham, U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Donors

Jobs & Economy
Blog · March 7, 2021

There are plenty of reasons to oppose the Pelosi-Schumer H.R. 1/S. 1 tag team, the deceptively named “For the People Act” currently making its way through the U.S. Congress. Our friends at the Public Interest Legal Foundation lay out a laundry list of DC power grabs related to election integrity, state control of election procedures,

Mobile Barbershops Legislation Passes Committee, Moves to House Floor

Jobs & Economy
Blog · March 4, 2021

South Carolina could be on the “cutting edge,” says Rep. Pat Henegan, of a new innovation in the world of barbering. On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the Medical, Municipal and Military Affairs (“3M”) Committee of the South Carolina House sent H.3024 to the floor in a unanimous vote. The committee’s approval was a huge step

COVID Liability Protection Passes South Carolina Senate

Jobs & Economy
Blog · February 25, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the South Carolina Senate passed a bill to protect SC business from predatory COVID-related lawsuits. Just last month, Governor McMaster delivered his State of the State address, outlining South Carolina’s 2021 policy priorities. In that speech, the Governor touted 7 of the 10 recommendations in Palmetto Promise’s 2021 Freedom Agenda, a common-sense,