Policy Innovation

Why public policy? Because we believe in the limitless promise of South Carolina and her people, as we fulfill our promise to promote a policy vision that returns dollars and decisions to individuals and communities…and inspires people to work together for our shared future.  That’s a promise we intend to keep.

Our vision begins with four foundational drivers of our state’s future success: education, energy, healthcare and taxes. Each area represents untapped potential to afford every South Carolinian the opportunity to flourish. With your help, bold ideas and strategic, long-term thinking will carry the day. We hope you’ll join us in this journey to unlock our Palmetto State’s incredible promise!

Energy

Powering Possibilities for Families

Healthcare

Putting Patients in Charge

Education

Empowering Opportunity for Students

Tax/Budget

Funding South Carolina’s Future



Latest News

Healthcare and a law of economics

It seems America is having to learn the hard way about the economic law of scarcity and why it matters in the politics of healthcare.

How Washington Strains State Budgets

More people on the rolls…and an ever-growing budget line item

Wren Report: Accountability Lives

We are glad to report that one of Palmetto Promise Institute’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 legislative session is still in play.

Why it Matters: SC’s Labor Force Participation Rate

While the unemployment rate is important, it does not paint a very full picture of the economy.