Last week was “sine die,” the official end of the legislative session. During the legislative term, we updated you frequently on the issues that compose our Freedom Agenda: education, energy, tax reform and healthcare. But those were not the only important issues we tracked in defense of liberty in the 2019 legislative session.
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Thursday, the South Carolina Senate made significant progress on the Santee Cooper issue. A Joint Resolution, H.4287, passed by a vote of 42-1. It now goes back to the South Carolina House of Representatives.
The state senate took step forward in the effort to reduce administrative overhead, provide the economies of scale needed for effective leadership, and get more dollars to the classroom.
In the fight for freedom here in the Palmetto State, weeks – even months – can go by without seeing conservative ideals advance in the General Assembly. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, will come a week that is nothing short of a gift. The legislative week that just ended was one of those epiphanies. Here’s
South Carolina’s K-12 education system suffers not despite its variety of revenue streams, but because of them. A tangled web of different revenue sources, costly mandates and new programs has pushed up administrative costs while perpetuating student underperformance. And worse, the current system diminishes transparency, insulating it from reform. Parents and taxpayers should demand better
South Carolina’s public schools are supported by a host of education funding sources that have seen healthy growth over the years. But are taxpayers getting their money’s worth? A new study by the Palmetto Promise Institute reveals the disconnect between revenue and results when it comes to educating South Carolina kids. South Carolina’s 81 public
Five years ago, Palmetto Promise Institute was founded on the vision of a free and flourishing South Carolina that fully realizes its incredible promise.
ExceptionalSC is unleashing hope for parents and students with exceptional needs. This week, it took a big step forward in the South Carolina House.
Learn how this one small provision of the federal tax reform law gives SC parents and students huge new flexibility.
Breaking: South Carolina could fix its tax system too. Encouraging news from the Pope Committee's recent meeting.