Poll: SC voters support key tax and education reforms, oppose abortion ban

As Gov. Henry McMaster delivers his State of the State address Wednesday evening, a new S.C. Policy Council poll reveals voters’ opinions on key state issues involving taxes, education and abortion. It also shows that South Carolinians continue to suffer the impacts of inflation, and that most SC voters believe America is on the wrong …

Poll: South Carolina no longer sold on Trump; Biden lukewarm with Democrats

Just days ahead of Donald Trump’s first public 2024 presidential campaign event in the critical early primary state of South Carolina, a new poll from the South Carolina Policy Council (SCPC) shows Palmetto State voters are no longer sold on the former president. And in a head-to-head matchup with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Trump is behind by …

Poll: SC voters support school choice legislation, Policy Council urges passage

A new S.C. Policy Council poll of likely South Carolina voters shows broad and bi-partisan support for school choice legislation expected to be voted on by the S.C. Senate this week. The bill (S.39) is expected to include privately-funded scholarships as well as taxpayer-supported scholarships for low-income students. The Policy Council – the Palmetto State’s …

The 2023-24 South Carolina Policy Council Free Market Legislative Agenda

The S.C. Policy Council believes that South Carolina has a bright and prosperous future. By embracing policies that limit government, allow for free enterprise, and stand for individual liberty and responsibility, we can ensure our state reaches its highest potential. During the 2023-24 S.C. legislative session, SCPC will pursue a list of key reforms to …

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Statehouse Update Jan 17-19

Last week two important bills passed their respective legislative committees. S.39 would create Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) that provide funding for low-income K-12 students to attend private school, pay for textbooks and transportation expenses, and more. S.164 would eliminate Certificate of Need requirements for most state healthcare providers, which requires an extensive approval process before …

The 2024 SC Sustainable Budget

South Carolina is getting on the right track when it comes to fiscal responsibility. In 2022, state lawmakers and Gov. Henry McMaster enacted the first-ever state personal income tax cuts, letting residents keep more of their hard-earned money and making South Carolina more competitive for business. Last year, voters also approved ballot measures requiring the …