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Breaking: Santee Cooper econometric analysis coming next week

On Tuesday, March 20, Palmetto Promise Institute will present its analysis of the current state and future prospects […]

The Truth about Competency-Based Education

What is “competency-based education” and how would it impact South Carolina students? Issue at a Glance South Carolina […]

The myth of low average taxes

By Dr. Rebecca Gunnlaugsson With every new year comes a new round of rankings on every topic imaginable. Apparently […]

What actually makes poverty escapable

Yesterday, I had a chance to speak to the Senate Human Services Subcommittee about three short – but […]

House committee receives plan to make South Carolina competitive with southeastern neighbors

Thursday, House Research staff presented a plan for statewide comprehensive income and sales tax reform to South Carolina […]

Offshore drilling plan would be an economic boon for South Carolina

South Carolina is a state teeming with opportunity. A wealth of it, in fact, sits just beneath the […]

Legislative update: Lawmakers move on Direct Primary Care, scholarship program

In the fight for freedom here in the Palmetto State, weeks – even months – can go by […]

The winning formula: How to fix South Carolina’s school funding system

South Carolina’s K-12 education system suffers not despite its variety of revenue streams, but because of them. A […]

Should South Carolina conform to federal tax law changes?

To freedom-loving South Carolinians, the only worse words than “federal” and “conformity” spoken singly are “federal conformity” spoken […]

Funding failure: South Carolina’s broken school-funding system

South Carolina’s public schools are supported by a host of education funding sources that have seen healthy growth […]

Empowering SC: five years and counting

Five years ago, Palmetto Promise Institute was founded on the vision of a free and flourishing South Carolina that fully realizes its incredible promise.

Parents: “ExceptionalSC is Giving Us Hope!”

ExceptionalSC is unleashing hope for parents and students with exceptional needs. This week, it took a big step forward in the South Carolina House.