Why South Carolina Needs Palmetto Promise

Palmetto Promise Institute works to champion the principles of freedom and opportunity in South Carolina.

The Trouble with “Medicare for All”

Let’s hope for the sake of our health – and our wallets – that Americans remember Margaret Thatcher’s prescient admonition: ‘The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

South Carolina’s Tom Roe is Smiling

Tom Anderson Roe Jr. (1927-2000)–Greenville native, Furman graduate, and successful businessman–was the founder of the state-based policy network. 25 years later, he is surely smiling down from heaven on a thriving movement “built for such a time as this.”

Pension Forecast: Still Stormy

Transitioning to a defined contribution retirement plan for new state employees would be wise public policy for South Carolina taxpayers and would help us keep our promises to past, present and future state employees.

Nuclear Fallout for Taxpayers

Will South Carolina leaders learn the lessons of the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle? Or will South Carolina taxpayers continue to foot the bill for “business as usual” in Columbia?

“If It Can Happen in Orangeburg…”

Orangeburg 5 High School for Health Professions is beating the odds to create success for rural students in poverty. This week, Principal Angel Malone shared their secret for success with a Senate panel.

The Santee Cooper Prophesy

“It does not make either economic or political sense to continue with a regime that in the long term would benefit virtually no one.” That 22-year old prediction about Santee Cooper rings all too true as ratepayers pony up for the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle.

SC Economy Shows Key Sign of Strength

Recently released job numbers for the month of March show that not only was there a rise in the number of jobs available to South Carolina residents, but also a rise in the number of people in the labor force.

The Wren Report – Repairing the DOT

The American Society for Civil Engineers recently gave South Carolina’s infrastructure a D+. Everyone agrees our roads and bridges are in bad shape. But how do we fix the problem?

The Wren Report – Effective Public Policy

In this exclusive conversation with Palmetto Promise’s Senior Fellow Dr. Oran P. Smith, Arthur Brooks explains how public policy in South Carolina can be more effective. The solution is simpler than you might think!