South Carolina lost 441 farms between 2012 and 2017, especially in rural counties. Part of that is surely due to broader trends of market consolidation as well as a slough of untimely droughts and hurricanes – but could outdated and entrepreneurship-killing regulations be contributing too?
This week, October 18-22, is the 17th annual observance of Free Speech Week in America. When we think of threats to Freedom of Speech, our minds naturally go to powerful examples from history.
As the Biden Administration continues to try to cram through more disastrous economic policy, recent lackluster national jobs numbers continue to tell the sad tale. And right here in South Carolina, employers are feeling those impacts hard. They are taking drastic measures to find workers and stay open. Here at PPI, we have been collecting photos from business owners and managers who have gone to great lengths to explain to their customers what they are going through.
Governor McMaster’s COVID-19 advisory team, AccelerateSC, recently released its recommendations for how to spend the $8.89 billion allocated to South Carolina by the American Rescue Plan Act. Additional funding from the American Rescue Plan could dramatically expand operations to support more South Carolina farms and feed families in need.
So, what was “The Infrastructure Bill,” and what does it mean for our nation’s future? Here are 7 key facts you need to know.
Known in the state laws by the quaint term “cottage food,” the current South Carolina statute allows for the sale of candy or baked goods made in one’s home. But the same law prohibits home-based food merchants from taking orders ahead of time, selling online, or in retail outlets.
If the Palmetto State doesn’t take advantage of this opportunity now, we could lose out on potential business opportunities to neighboring states like Florida as well as North Carolina and Tennessee, the latter of which will most certainly adopt legislation soon.
Palmetto Promise Institute recently joined a coalition of free-market organizations to write to the U.S. Congress in opposition to the BRIDGE Act, a flawed bill that purports to close the digital divide in rural communities.
PPI President & CEO Ellen Weaver signed on to this letter, along with policy leaders from across the nation, to urge U.S. Senators to oppose increased government control and regulation of broadband in the BRIDGE Act
PPI's policy content manager Lawson Mansell is quoted in this article from The Center Square.