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South Carolina Indicators: Charting South Carolina’s Progress. By Edwin C. Thomas (Public Policy & Practice) (html, pdf)

 

An Overview of the GAO Report on Key National Indicators. By Richard D. Young (html, pdf)

 

Oregon Shines II and Oregon Benchmarks. By Richard D. Young (html, pdf)

 

Quality of Life Indicator Systems-Definitions, Methodologies, Uses, and Public Policy Decision Making By Richard D. Young (Paper) (pdf)

 

Demographics 

The Economic and Social Implications of the Growing Latino Population in South Carolina.  A Study for the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs prepared by the Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, University of South Carolina, August 2007.

 

The Growing Hispanic Population in South Carolina: Trends and Issues. By Richard D. Young (Working Paper) (pdf)

 

Education 

Charter Schools with Some Focus on South Carolina’s Experience. By Richard D. Young (Working Paper) (pdf)

 

The High School Crisis in the US and SC: The Problems Related to Dropouts and Recommended Solutions. By Richard D. Young (Article) (pdf) (html)

 

Public Education: A Primer on No Child Left Behind and Its Impact on South Carolina. By Richard D. Young (Article) (Word) (pdf)

 

School Readiness: What Do We Know? By John C. Kresslein (Public Policy & Practice) (html, pdf)  

 

The Sex Education Curriculum in South Carolina's Public Schools: The Public View. By Forest L. Alton, Robert W. Oldendick and Katherine A. Draughon (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Funding Public Education: Issues of Adequacy, Equity and Sufficiency. By Jo Anne Anderson, Melanie D. Barton and Amy L. Braman (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Economy 

Biomass: Definitions, Production, and Initiatives in the United States and South Carolina. By Richard D. Young (Policy Paper)(pdf)

 

The Hydrogen Economy and South Carolina’s Role: Is Hydrogen the Panacea that Will Solve Our Energy and Pollution Problems for Future Transportation Needs? By Richard D. Young (Policy Paper (pdf)

 

Part I. South Carolina's Roadmap to Economic Prosperity. By Richard D. Young (Working Paper) (pdf)

 

Poverty in America with Some Focus on South Carolina. By Richard D. Young (Working Paper) (pdf)

A Profile of the Diversified South Carolina Economy. By Douglas Woodward and Donald Schunk (Report)

 

Environment

Biomass: Definitions, Production, and Initiatives in the United States and South Carolina. By Richard D. Young (Policy Paper)(pdf)

 

The Hydrogen Economy and South Carolina’s Role: Is Hydrogen the Panacea that Will Solve Our Energy and Pollution Problems for Future Transportation Needs? By Richard D. Young (Policy Paper (pdf)

 

South Carolina Local Government Rate Surveys: An Analysis of Stormwater Management Rates and Practices - 2006. By Anna Berger and Bill Tomes (Report) (pdf)

 

The South Carolina Conservation Bank. By Jeffery L. Beacham (Public Policy & Practice)

 

Clearing the Air: Bringing South Carolina’s Ozone Problem Under Control. By John Gardner (Public Policy & Practice) (html, pdf)

 

The South Carolina Environmental Pilot Program.  By F. James Cumberland, Jr. (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Engaging South Carolina's Local Decision Makers in Addressing Water Quality Issues: A recap of the SC NEMO Program. By April L. Turner and Heather Landry (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Additional Regional Priorities Through the DOD Region 4 Pollution Prevention Partnership. By Christine Steagall (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Health

A Brief Guide to Medicaid and Its Status in South Carolina. By Richard D. Young (Article) (Word) (pdf)

 

Public Opinion: Attitudes on End-of-Life Care. By Robert Oldendick (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Government Administration

Profile of County and Municipal Councils in South Carolina. By Jon B. Pierce, Dennis Lambries, and Michael W. Link (Reprinted article)

 

Local Government in the Palmetto State. By Charlie B. Tyer (Reprinted Article)

 

Municipal Government in the Palmetto State. By Charlie B. Tyer (Reprinted Article)

 

County Government in the Palmetto State. By Charlie B. Tyer (Reprinted Article)

 

The South Carolina Legislature. By Charlie B. Tyer and Richard D. Young (Reprinted Article)

 

The Governor: Powers, Practices, Roles and the South Carolina Experience. By Luther F. Carter and Richard D. Young (Reprinted Article)

 

Local Government Funding in South Carolina: Trends and Challenges. By Holley H. Ulbrich (Report)

 

General Purpose Local Governments in South Carolina. By Ed Thomas and Jon Pierce (Report)

 

The Impact of Improved Public Protection Classification Ratings on Homeowners Insurance Rates in the Unincorporated Area of Richland County. By Anna Berger, Mark Bondo and Bill Tomes (Report) (pdf)

 

Tax Reform in South Carolina 2006.  By Senator Vincent A. Sheheen (Public Policy & Practice)


"The More Things Change…” – A Historical Review of South Carolina Public Opinion about Tax Policy. By Edwin A. Self and Robert W. Oldendick (Public Policy & Practice)  

 

Facilitating Organizational Learning: A New Approach for South Carolina Local Government. By Anna Berger and Bill Tomes (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf)  

 

Property Taxes, School Funding, and Property Tax Relief in South Carolina. By Holley H. Ulbrich (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf)  

 

A Case Study of Public Attitudes toward Taxation in Anderson County, South Carolina. By Scott H. Huffmon, Adam C. Smith and Jeremy D. Winkler (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf)  

 

South Carolinians' Attitudes Toward Government: Findings from a Survey for the Commission on Management, Accountability, and Performance. By Robert W. Oldendick (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)  

 

The South Carolina Joint Committee on Taxation. By Mike Shealy (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

Funding Government in South Carolina: Fees and Charges. By Holley H. Ulbrich (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)  

 

Economic Aspects of Business Tax Incentives. By Holley H. Ulbrich (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

 

The South Carolina Municipal Benchmarking Project, Part 1: An Endeavor Toward Excellence at the Local Level. By Anna Berger (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

The South Carolina Municipal Benchmarking Project, Part 2: Beyond the Data to Tangible Results. By Anna Berger and Bill Tomes (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

The Local Government Funding System Project: An Effort to Reform the System. By Jon B. Pierce (Public Policy & Practice) (pdf, html)

 

 

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