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Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on School Choice

This coming Thursday, a special Senate Subcommittee will hold a hearing to determine public support for school choice in South Carolina. Earlier this year, the Senate determined to put off voting on comprehensive school choice legislation until they had the opportunity to determine public support for parental choice in education. A special subcommittee was appointed […]



July 20, 2011 J

You are invited to a celebratory breakfast in honor of Milton Friedman hosted in conjunction with The Foundation for Educational Choice. It will take place at the Holiday Inn Express on 1036 Woodruff Road in Greenville on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is a free event but you must register! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/1927096999.

Milton Friedman, a Nobel Prize winning economist, started as an advocate of Keynesian economics and later became a vocal supporter of the free market. His books and teaching have influenced and persuaded many, including Thomas Sowell and William F. Buckley. His legacy of advocating capitalism and deregulation make him an increasingly important figure in the school choice debate.
State Senator Lee Bright and South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly, vehement supporters of school choice, will be at the breakfast in honor of Milton Friedman’s legacy and ideas on July 30.


June 20, 2011 J

Most rational, non-Marxist Americans know that ObamaCare will ruin the best health care in the world. We also know that ObamaCare will further bankrupt the government (even the Chinese government warned the United States that our country can’t afford ObamaCare). ObamaCare will drive up everyone’s health insurance costs, until health insurance companies will start going out of business. These companies will not be able to cover all the mandates coming from the Department of Health and Human Services.

AFP-SC Participated In A Press Conference At The State House Regarding The Budget

May 29, 2011 J

On May 24th, Debbie Spaugh with AFP-SC spoke during a press conference in the State House. The subject was the State Budget for 2011-2012. Obviously many of our state Legislators did not get the message from the voters in 2010 to STOP THE WASTEFUL SPENDING! Last year's state budget of $21.1 billion was the largest in SC history. At that time, SC state and local government was spending $.26 of every dollar earned by South Carolinians. This was the 5th highest amount in the nation.

State Health Plan Exchanges

April 24, 2011 J

Hopefully, the bill (H.3738), to enact the “South Carolina Health Benefit Exchange Act”, is permanently buried in the House Ways and Means Committee. This bill would establish an exchange “for the purpose of facilitating the purchase and sale of qualified health plans as provided for in the ‘Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’.” (Obamacare). While Congressional Republicans are working to defund, and in 2013, hopefully repeal Obamacare, 13 Republicans in the SC Legislature co-sponsored this bill that would have helped implement Obamacare.

“Roll Call Voting Bill” finally passes

April 24, 2011 J

April 12, 2011 was a momentous day for the citizens of South Carolina. Governor Haley signed the “Spending Accountability Act of 2011” (H.3004 - Roll Call Voting Bill) into law. With this law the South Carolina Legislature moves from one of the five weakest on transparency to one of the most transparent in the country. All votes on bills or resolutions with the force and effect of law will now be recorded, so that South Carolinians may see how their representatives and senators vote. The bill passed unanimously in the House. In the Senate, the bill passed with 33 Ayes and 11 Nays.