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,
Read our new fast fact sheet to answer the following questions: How do we vet and elect our judges in South Carolina? How can we make sure our process in the Palmetto State prevents black-robed legislating?
Equal Opportunity for All South Carolinians These 16 recommendations are drawn from the Palmetto Promise Playbook report. You can view our 2021 policy agenda for other issues by clicking below. Education | Energy | Healthcare | Tax & Budget CRIMINAL JUSTICE & QUALITY OF LIFE Reform South Carolina’s unjust municipal court
As soon as COVID-19 hit our country, personal injury lawyers went into overdrive looking for clients to dial all #’s or (800). Some plaintiff firms actually encouraged potential clients to go ahead and file suit against the business they had conspired to target just in case the client got COVID or even if they had
PPI Senior Fellow Oran Smith published this op-ed that originally appeared in The Greenville News. We have a long way to go in the living out of our “all men are created equal” national creed. So to make real progress as a nation and as a state, all Americans and all South Carolinians – conservative,
As “stimulus” legislation flew through Congress with band-aids intended to address looming unemployment and general economic devastation, Palmetto Promise Institute along with partner organizations from across the country kept a keen eye on the details of federal legislation. PPI signed onto several joint letters, calling for the passage or blocking of various bills and initiatives.
Businesses in South Carolina are slowly reopening, but optimism about a post-Great Suppression economic revival is being dampened by businesses afraid of being sued into bankruptcy should someone get sick and “dial all 9’s” (or some other trial lawyer of choice). Although South Carolina’s businesses have been fighting for years to reform the tort system,
On Monday, South Carolina honored those who gave their lives fighting for our country’s freedom. On Tuesday, with the signature of Governor McMaster, South Carolina acted in support of those who fight for our freedom today. S.455, now permanent law, cuts occupational licensing red tape, allowing spouses of our military to get to work as
Palmetto Promise Institute signed onto a letter, joining 15 other organizations, calling on lawmakers to support the “Getting Americans Back to Work Act”, limiting federal unemployment benefits to the applicant’s last paycheck. This bill will help restart the American economy. May 18, 2020 United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative, We, the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLUMBIA, SC (May 12, 2020) – Palmetto Promise Institute, an independent public policy research foundation, released a report today outlining 12 steps to jumpstart South Carolina’s economy. “These 12 common sense ideas are the spark our state’s economic engine needs,” Palmetto Promise CEO Ellen Weaver said in releasing the list. “Each one