Will constitutionally-suspect language restrict Governor’s CARES Act funds?

Jobs & Economy
April 8, 2020

An old fight, in a new arena…? Turf battles between the Governor and General Assembly are nothing new in the Palmetto State. Due to a relatively weak executive branch established by our state’s Ben Tillman-era constitution, more often than not, the Governor ends up with the short end of that stick. The specter of The

As coronavirus raises unemployment rate, this SC bill may help military spouses find work

Jobs & Economy
March 20, 2020

Palmetto Promise Institute President & CEO Ellen Weaver was quoted in this Post & Courier article about a South Carolina bill to remove barriers to work for military spouses. S.455 will recognize licenses from military spouses moving into South Carolina without them having to go through the expensive and time-consuming license process.  By Thomas Novelly 

SC military hopes to curb wind farms, regulate drones and exempt taxes for vets in 2020

Jobs & Economy
March 1, 2020

A Palmetto Promise Institute blog post is featured in this Post & Courier story regarding reciprocating occupational and professional licenses across state lines for military spouses.  By Thomas Novelly It’s been a tough year for the S.C. Military Base Task Force. More than a dozen bills proposed in 2019 made little traction in the Statehouse. And

South Carolina on the verge of removing obstacles to work for military spouses

Jobs & Economy
February 21, 2020

On Thursday, H.3263\S.455 passed through conference committee and now awaits ratification and a signature by the Governor. Once signed into law, the new statue will allow the state to issue a temporary professional or occupational license to spouses of military service members who move to South Carolina with an existing license from another state. This

South Carolina removes barriers to work for military families

Jobs & Economy
March 29, 2019

On March 7, 2019, H.3263 (The Armed Service Members and Spouses Professional and Occupational Licensing Act) unanimously passed the SC House of Representatives. If passed by the Senate and signed into law, the new statute would allow military members and their spouses to work in South Carolina without actually holding a South Carolina occupational license.

The Struggles of Rural America

Jobs & Economy
August 8, 2017

History says that Americans will do what they must for upward mobility. Move three states over for a new job. Scrimp and save for college. Learn a new trade. The history of America is, in part, a narrative of creative men and women testing the limits of their ingenuity to achieve their goals. According to