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What July Fourth means to me

The beach. The mountains. The family cookout. The parade. The fireworks. In the Weaver house, it’s celebrating my […]

Happy Carolina Day!

Honoring the 230th Carolina Day by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint Delivered on the Floor of the U.S. Senate […]

Report: Santee Cooper vs. SCANA – Which ratepayers will pay more?

New economic analysis from Palmetto Promise Institute provides first insight into costs Santee Cooper ratepayers must pay versus […]

Santee Cooper Resource Center

July 31, 2017. That was the infamous day that investor-owned SCANA and state-owned Santee Cooper announced that they […]

Criminal Justice Reform Comes to South Carolina

By Taylor Weaver Overcrowding in South Carolina’s prisons over the last decade and the state’s response to that […]

What’s the plan?

Tell the truth. When you voted on Tuesday, were you doing your civic duty, or just hoping that […]

Fact Check: Medicaid Expansion still a fiscal disaster

Medicaid expansion is back in the news. As Democrats worked to ram Obamacare through Congress in 2010, hospitals— […]

Can you ace the Santee Cooper Quiz?

When the SCANA/Santee Cooper project to expand the V.C. Summer nuclear station whimpered to an end last summer, […]

Federal Tax Conformity: 7 Facts Our Legislature Must Face

Back in February, we raised the alarm about how the big tax changes out of Washington passed in […]

Consolidating tiny school districts will save a fortune and make schools better

South Carolina has 46 counties but 82 school districts. That’s a lot. Statistically, its 1.78 school districts for […]

Santee Cooper Rate Increase Projections: 2018 Update

This is a companion publication to Santee Cooper’s Uncertain Future. by Katie Player, PhD & M.T. Maloney, PhD […]

South Carolina takes historic step toward term limits

This week – perhaps for the first time ever – a Senate Judiciary subcommittee unanimously passed a resolution […]