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June 24, 2024: The Center Square and Brushwood Media Network reports on South Carolina's FY 2025 budget, referencing SCPC's earlier breakdown. Additionally, SCPC, along with over 30 free market groups, signed a letter opposing the Biden administration’s weaponization of antitrust agencies.

June 21, 2024: SCPC's 2024 transparency report featured in SPN's week in review.  Highlighting that since the project’s inception in 2022, there has been a greater trend towards streaming consistency.

June 12, 2024: Bryce Fiedler, SCPC's senior policy analyst, shares his expertise with Liz Callaway on TALK 94.5.

June 7, 2024: SCPC's  preview of special session and its rules featured atop SPN's week in review.

May 29, 2024: Bryce Fiedler, senior policy analyst at SCPC, joins Liz Callaway On TALK 94.5, for a discussion of current legislative topics.

May 24, 2024: SPN's weekly roundup highlights SCPC's legislative session recap.

May 23, 2024: The Post and Courier quoted SCPC's senior policy analyst Bryce Fielder in an report about the state budget. 

May 20, 2024: The Carolina Journal, The Daily Signal, and SPN have published articles on CALN (a joint project by SCPC, Locke, and PPI) winning the 2024 Innovation Prize from the Heritage Foundation.

May 15, 2024: SCPC's article on liquor liability insurance featured in SC Venue Crisis's latest news section.

May 14, 2024: Liz Callaway hosts a conversation on TALK 94.5 with Bryce Fiedler, SCPC's senior policy analyst.

May 10, 2024: SPN's week in review highlights SCPC's article on how to get the most tax relief out of South Carolina’s next budget and the results of the Council’s latest internal poll.

May 5, 2024: SC Venue Crisis lists SCPC in their session wrap up write up.

April 26, 2024: SCPC's article on recommendations to make South Carolina’s budget process more transparent is featured in SPN's week in review

April 24, 2024: Bryce Fiedler, SCPC's senior policy analyst, delves into various issues with Liz Callaway on TALK 94.5, offering insightful perspectives.

April 19, 2024: Forbes publishes a report that includes details from SCPC's analysis on what to do with SC's mystery $1.8 billion. SPN's week in review features the article as well.

April 18, 2024: The Nerve's article about a state law adversely affecting qualified judicial candidates has been republished in the Times Examiner

April 9, 2024: SPN's week in review highlights SCPC's latest legislative update in its "Updates from State Think Tanks" section.

April 4, 2024: SCPC's post on X about the dire need for civil liability reform quoted by the Center Square

March 29, 2024: The Statehouse Report quotes Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler in an piece about a bill to reform lending practices.

March 26, 2024: Bryce Fiedler, senior policy analyst of SCPC, sits down with Liz Callaway on TALK 94.5.

March 25, 2024: The Lion publishes an article about the SC House passing school choice expansion that includes quotes from Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler.  

March 13, 2024: Once again, SCPC's analysis of the 2025 budget and Sustainable Budget report quoted by the Center Square. Meanwhile, The Chicago City Wire highlighted SCPC's lending report in a piece discussing the limitations on loan services.

March 12, 2024: SCPC's 2025 budget analysis and Sustainable Budget quoted by the Center Square.  The Center Square's story was republished by News Center 1and the Black Chronical.

March 5, 2024: The Nerve's story about county magistrates still on bench past their terms reposted by The Times Examiner, an upstate South Carolina publication.

March 1, 2024: SPN's Week in Review features SCPC's analysis of liquor liability insurance, emphasizing the House's action to remove the issues identified in our research. 

February 29, 2024: The National Taxpayers Union references SCPC's analysis of the lending bill in an article discussing the proposed legislation.

February 27, 2024: Liz Callaway from TALK 94.5 talks issues with Bryce Fiedler, senior policy analyst at SCPC.

February 26, 2024: CALN (a joint project by SCPC, Locke, and PPI) discussed in an article about public education by The Carolina Journal.

February 13, 2024: SCPC's senior policy analyst Bryce Fiedler is interviewed by Liz Callaway on TALK 94.5.

February 9, 2024: SCPC's lending bill analysis is highlighted in SPN's Week in Review. 

February 6, 2024: Palmetto State News and The Greenville Leader quote SCPC's lending bill analysis in separate articles.  

January 23, 2024: SCPC Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fielder appears on The Liz Callaway Show on Talk 94.5.

January 19, 2024: SCPC's 2025 Sustainable Budget Project is featured in SPN's Week in Review. 

January 12, 2024: FITSNews quotes SCPC's 2025 Sustainable Budget Project in an article.

January 9, 2024: SCPC's senior policy analyst Bryce Fiedler is interviewed by Liz Callaway on TALK 94.5.

January 8, 2024: The Center Square references SCPC's Roadmap to Reform in an article on tort reform.

 

2023

December 6, 2023: The Center Square references SCPC's civil liability report in an article on ATRF's updated judicial hellhole rankings.

November 28, 2023: The Times and Democrat publishes SCPC's article covering testimony by SC prosecutors about instances of misbehavior and conflicts of interest in our state judicial system to a House study committee. 

November 17, 2023: The Center Square interviews SCPC Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler about his report calling on state legislators to pass civil liability reform. The story was later picked up by the Washington Examiner

November 17, 2023: The Times Examiner features The Nerve's story about taxpayer incentives given to Upstate electric bus maker Proterra, which filed for bankruptcy in August. 

November 11, 2023: The Clinton Chronical publishes a summarized version of SCPC's report on civil liability reform and includes quotes from Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler.  

November 8, 2023: The Gaffney Ledger references SCPC's judicial reform update in an article.

November 7, 2023: The Times Examiner publishes The Nerve's story about how state and local officials kept negotiations of the Scout Motors economic development project secret for months. 

November 3, 2023: SPN's Week in Review highlights SCPC's roadmap to universal school choice.

November 1, 2023: SCPC Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler is interviewed for an article about the merits of South Carolina's ESA by The Lion. 

October 31, 2023: The Post and Courier quotes Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler in an article about South Carolina's Education Scholarship Account (ESA) program. 

October 31, 2023: FITSNews and Myrtle Beach SC News publish articles citing SCPC's civil liability report. 

October 29, 2023: The Post and Courier quotes SCPC's Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler in a profile of the Carolina Academic Leadership Network (CALN).

October 28 2023: The Greenwood-based Index Journal references SCPC's latest judicial reform update in a editorial.

October 10, 2023: Economic Consultant Vance Ginn references success with the South Carolina Sustainable Budget Project in an article about responsible state budgeting. The Nerve's Story about local magistrates is reposted by The Times Examiner, an upstate South Carolina publication.

October 3, 2023: The Times Examiner publishes The Nerve's article about the issues with South Carolina's magistrate selection process. 

September 5, 2023: Rep. Ryan McCabe share The Nerve's article on judicial reform on Facebook.

August 31, 2023: Rep. Thomas Beach shares SCPC's legislative scorecard on Facebook.  

August 5, 2023: Rep. Rob Harris shares an SCPC report on judicial reform.  

July 19, 2023: Rep. April Cromer and Rep. Josiah Magnuson shares SCPC's article about judicial reform on Facebook.  

July 3, 2023: The Carolina Journal publishes an article about the Carolinas Academic Leadership Network's (CALN) kickoff event. CALN is a joint education leadership project between SCPC, the Palmetto Promise Institute, and the John Locke Foundation. FITSNews published an article about CALN the same day. 

June 29, 2023: The Times Examiner prints The Nerve's article about how the governor's vetoes for the FY23-24 budget don't touch millions in earmark spending. 

June 20, 2023: The Center Square cites SCPC's budget numbers in an article about the governor's vetoes for the FY23-24 budget. 

May 19, 2023: The Center Square publishes an article to highlight SCPC's report on campaign finance and ethics reform. 

May 3, 2023: SCPC's research uncovering a lack of contested judicial seats during the 2022 legislative election is cited in an op-ed about the need for statewide judicial reform. 

April 7, 2023: SCPC's Statehouse Update discussing progress on school-choice bills is included in the State Policy Network's weekly news roundup

April 3, 2023: The Greenville News quotes SCPC's summary of a bill that expands the use local accommodations and hospitality tax. 

March 16, 2023: The Times and Democrat publishes SCPC's report on how South Carolina can protect taxpayers from the ESG movement. 

March 12, 2023: The Hill quotes SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse in an article about US Senator Tim Scott. He was later quoted in an article by ABC6. 

February 24, 2023: An op-ed is published in the Aiken Standard about how the Policy Council works to make South Carolina a better place to work and live.

February 16, 2023: BBC News quotes SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse in a story about Nikki Haley.

February 14, 2023: The Heritage Foundation cites SCPC’s January poll results in an article about school choice for rural South Carolina.

February 14, 2023: NBC and CBS cite the Policy Council’s January poll of likely SC voters in stories about Nikki Haley’s announcement that she’s running for president.

February 10, 2023: The Times Examiner publishes The Nerve’s story about a recently filed House transparency bill based on SCPC’s research.

February 3, 2023: An op-ed based on SCPC’s Trump and Biden poll results is highlighted in the State Policy Network’s weekly news roundup.

February 2, 2023:  The Lion publishes an article discussing South Carolinas ESA program and refences SCPC's January voter poll.

February 1, 2023: An op-ed by SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse analyzing where SC voters stand on Trump and Biden according to recent poll results is published in Real Clear Policy

February 1, 2023: An op-ed based on SCPC’s poll results regarding school choice legislation is published in the The Newswhich is a subsidiary paper of the Post and Courier. Poll results were also referenced in an article about Nikki Haley published by National Review.  

January 31, 2023: Charleston real estate agent Ashley Melton quote SCPC's short term rentals report in an article about Folly Beach's short term rental cap.

January 28, 2023: Multiple national outlets, including The Hill, Newsmax, Bloomberg and The Week cite SCPC’s January voter poll in stories about Trump as he holds his 2024 presidential campaign kickoff event at the South Carolina Statehouse.

January 26, 2023: SCPC’s poll gauging voter sentiment on Trump, Biden and other timely political questions is cited in stories by WIS and The State ahead of Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign kickoff event at the South Carolina Statehouse.

January 25, 2023: SCPC’s January poll showing strong support for school choice legislation among voters is cited in a Fox Carolina news article.

January 12, 2023: The Center Square cites the Policy Council’s research in a story about a Senate committee advancing legislation to repeal Certificate of Need (CON) requirements.

January 5, 2023: The Index Journal publishes The Nerve’s article about a lawmaker’s plan to ban ESG factors in the state pension system.

 

2022

December 14, 2022: The Policy Council’s report on how to improve state and local government transparency is used as the basis for an op-ed in the Times and Democrat.

December 13, 2022: SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse is quoted in a Post and Courier story about Richland County giving tax breaks to an anonymous $800M project.

November 3, 2022: The Nerve’s reporting on incentives received by Boeing is cited in a Greenville Business Magazine article about the company’s impact on South Carolina.

November 1, 2022: WCSC, a Charleston-based TV station, runs a segment based on SCPC’s amendments press tour. Meanwhile, an article in the Anderson Observer notes that the amendments have the backing of SCPC and Americans for Tax Reform.

October 31, 2022: 106.3 WORD, a Greenville-based radio program, interviews SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse and Senior Policy Analyst Bryce Fiedler about the two ballot amendments.

October 31, 2022: The Policy Council’s statewide press tour promoting two ballot amendments is covered by WIS, Columbia’s NBC affiliate, and picked up by partner stations Fox Carolina and WRDW.

October 24, 2022: The Nerve’s report on the lack of transparency in SC’s Judicial Department is printed by the Index Journal

October 4, 2022: The State cites SCPC’s report on short-term (STR) rental regulation in a story about how Columbia is updating its proposed STR ordinance.

September 28, 2022: The Greer Citizen picks up The Nerve’s article on how businesses with ‘deep pockets’ are being targeted in SC lawsuits.

September 15, 2022: The Times and Democrat publishes an op-ed by SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse about two important constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The op-ed was later published by the Island News

September 14, 2022: The Isle of Palms Short-Term Rental Owners group shares SCPC’s short-term rental report on Facebook.

September 13, 2022: ABC4 publishes a story announcing the upcoming release of SCPC’s report on short-term rental regulation.

September 6, 2022: SCPC’s survey showing voter support for the proposed Education Savings Account program is featured in a story by The Center Square. The story was later picked up by KPVI  an Idaho-based news organization.

August 12, 2022: SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse has an op-ed published in the National Review about what President Joe Biden could learn during his vacation to South Carolina.

July 17, 2022: SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse is quoted by Fox News about recent instances of the Democratic Party spending money to boost certain Republican candidates it views as more beatable in the general election.

July 15, 2022: An opinion piece written by SCPC Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse celebrating the passage of the election integrity law is published in Real Clear Policy. The feature later highlighted by the State Policy Network in its week in review bulletin.

June 22, 2022: The Greer Citizen features The Nerve’s article explaining how income tax cut legislation is popular among state voters, according to our SCPC Voter Poll.

June 15, 2022: The Nerve’s story showing the income tax bill is supported by voters is picked up by the Index JournalThe story was later featured in the Times Examiner

June 9, 2022: Well-known polling account InteractivePolls posts SCPC’s generic ballot and McMaster approval results.

June 11, 2022: Data from an SCPC survey is cited in a Forbes article about the plan to cut South Carolina’s state income tax.

May 30, 2022: USA News cites SCPC’s 2018 analysis criticizing lawmakers’ calls for a Article V Convention of States.

March 10, 2022: FITSNews cites SCPC's transparency report in an article.  

March 2, 2022: The Index Journal runs The Nerve’s story reporting on the latest gas-tax-hike figures, which notes that the revenue collected under the 2017 law has reached roughly $2.4 billion.

February 15, 2022: SCPC’s analysis of the medical cannabis bill is shared by the group Upstate Republican Women on Facebook.

February 14, 2022: The Nerve’s report revealing that U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace owes $11.5K in state ethics fines is picked up by the Times Examiner.

 

2021

December 28, 2021: Rick Brundrett’s Nerve story on lawsuits which contend that SC taxpayers are owed millions over local road fees is featured by the Carolina Gateway.

December 15, 2021: Rick Brundrett, editor of The Nerve, is featured as a guest on The Charlie James Show, an Upstate radio program.

November 3, 2021: Freedom Action Network of South Carolina shares SCPC’s report on lawmakers’ plans for a new transportation funding bill.

October 16, 2021: SCPC’s list of reforms to restore citizens’ power is picked up by the Statehouse Report.

October 15, 2021: The State Policy Network features SCPC’s Eight Reforms on its weekly roundup of think tank news and research from across the country.

October 11, 2021: The Times Examiner runs The Nerve’s report on how it is common for some South Carolina judges to sentence defendants to jail time in civil cases.

October 4, 2021: The Nerve’s article revealing that the public cost of training Boeing workers exceeded projections is featured by the Times Examiner.

September 26, 2021: The Nerve’s report comparing Lexington County’s recreation grant money to that of other counties is referenced in The Lexington Chronicle.

September 20, 2021: Columbia-based radio station 100.7 The Point shares SCPC’s report comparing the powers of county delegations in other states to those in South Carolina.

August 28, 2021: The Lexington Chronicle features The Nerve’s story on how state tax surpluses are being spent.

August 19, 2021: Freedom Action Network of South Carolina shares SCPC’s report reminding readers that lawmakers have yet to address South Carolina’s magistrate judge problem.

August 8, 2021: The Lexington Chronicle picks up The Nerve’s update on the latest gas-tax-hike figures.

August 2, 2021: The Nerve’s story looking at “phantom” delegation offices is featured by the Times Examiner. 

July 26, 2021: The Nerve’s story on lawmakers spending millions on incumbency-protection maps is picked up by the Times Examiner. 

July 15, 2021: The Times Examiner posts The Nerve’s story looking at how legislative delegations skirt state open-meetings law. The publication would later feature The Nerve’s report on how county websites offer little, if any, information about delegations for citizens to use.

June 7, 2021: Nerve investigation found that U.S. Representative Nancy Mace is among those owing S.C. House ethics fines. The story was printed by the Times Examiner. The publication would later print a Nerve story examining the millions planned for pork projects in the S.C. House FY 22 budget.

May 23, 2021: A condensed version of The Nerve’s story on federal aid dollars to South Carolina is printed in the Lexington Chronicle. 

May 11, 2021: Nerve investigation found that an attorney with ties to a South Carolina Senator won a judgeship in the county of that Senator. The story was picked up by the Times Examiner.

May 12, 2021: The Nerve’s story examining the growing budgets of new state agencies is featured by the Lancaster News. 

May 2, 2021: The Lexington Chronicle runs a condensed version of The Nerve’s story on the latest gas-tax-hike road repair figures.

April 29, 2021: The Nerve’s story on Senators’ pork projects is picked up by the Times Examiner. The story was later run by the Lancaster News

April 19, 2021: The Times Examiner picks up The Nerve’s story on Senators keeping tight control over county magistrate judges.

April 17, 2021: The Nerve’s story on gifts to Governor Henry McMaster is picked up by the Lancaster News.

April 14, 2021: The Post and Courier quotes SCPC research on a property tax break for manufacturers.

April 10, 2021: The Lexington Chronicle features Nerve stories on a massive port project (to be paid by taxpayers) and an update on South Carolina’s dire pothole situation

March 29, 2021: The Times Examiner publishes The Nerve’s investigation into a proposal to spend millions in taxpayer dollars on “tourism marketing”.

March 24, 2021: The Index Journal prints The Nerve’s story on legislative delegations inserting themselves into local matters.

March 14, 2021: The Nerve’s report on lawmakers trying to take firing power over local veterans’ affairs officers is featured by the Lexington ChronicleThe story was also picked up by the Times Examiner

February 15, 2021: The Times Examiner continues updating its coverage of news stories, including how the SC Department of Commerce has been approving large-crowd events amid the COVID outbreak.

January 25, 2021: The Times Examiner features The Nerve’s story on pork spending in the governor’s proposed budget.

January 22, 2021: The State credits The Nerve  for its reporting on a bill to expand the SC Supreme Court. The story was also picked up by the Charlotte Observer.