During the 2017-2018 legislative session, an old proposal became new again: the idea of merging several of South Carolina’s smaller school districts together with neighboring districts to form larger ones. This short paper seeks to gather facts, statistics, and previous comprehensive studies on the issue to find answers to the question “Should some South Carolina
New economic analysis from Palmetto Promise Institute provides first insight into costs Santee Cooper ratepayers must pay versus SCE&G customers While much of the failed V.C. Summer nuclear debacle’s attention has been focused on SCE&G parent company SCANA and its customers, a newly released economic analysis from the Palmetto Promise Institute finds it is Santee
This is a companion publication to Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future. by Katie Player, PhD & M.T. Maloney, PhD Executive Summary Eight months ago, on July 31, 2017, Santee Cooper and SCE&G announced they would abandon work on the V.C. Summer nuclear project. Since then, South Carolina leadership has been grappling with the best path forward
Private schools are a vital part of a healthy education ecosystem that provides parents with the various options they need to find the right education fit for their student. Palmetto Promise recently partnered with EdChoice to conduct a survey of South Carolina’s private school sector. With the vast majority of these schools operating independently, it’s
A Historical, Policy, and Financial Analysis of the South Carolina Public Service Authority This is the executive summary of a larger report. Download the full report here (49 pages). As the sheer magnitude of the V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 nuclear abandonment, the largest financial disaster in South Carolina history, comes more into focus,
Streamlining South Carolina's broken education funding formula would empower teachers, parents and students. Find out how in our groundbreaking study.
In order to excel in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, South Carolina must be as attractive as possible to businesses wishing to relocate to or expand in the state.
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Executive Summary Given the focus on the disastrous launch of the Obamacare insurance Exchanges in 2013, many people don’t know that most of Obamacare’s coverage gains have come not through those Exchanges, but through a new expansion of Medicaid to able-bodied, working-age adults. Medicaid was originally intended to provide important safety net coverage to vulnerable
South Carolina Can Survive and Thrive Through Hurricane Gray. Find out how.