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Richland, Lexington County Council Chairmen: Legislature needs to stop shortchanging counties 

Monday, May 4, 2015 9:46:00 AM

TheState.com recently ran a guest editorial by Torrey Rush and Johnny W. Jeffcoat regarding the state legislature's shared responsibility to deliver services and functions to residents of S.C. Click here to view the Rush/Jeffcoat editorial.

For S.C. Lawmakers Hawking Money Plans, The Sun Is Purple 

Monday, March 9, 2015 4:21:00 PM

TheState.com recently recently ran an editorial that discusses the state's infrastructure with regard to funding for roads. View the article here.

S.C. Legislature Short-Changing Cities 

Monday, March 9, 2015 4:17:00 PM

TheState.com and GoUpstate.com both recently published articles detailing the battle over funding of the LGF.

S.C. Legislature can't keep short-changing cities, counties

Lawmakers vote to change the law they've been breaking

Abandoning Roads a Misguided Approach 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:33:00 PM

The Aiken Standard recently ran an editorial that discusses the state's infrastructure with regard to roads and local governments. View the article here.

Spartanburg County to Throw Down the Gauntlet on State Funding Issue 

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:18:00 AM

GoUpstate.com recently ran an article by Felicia Kitzmiller that discusses the Spartanburg County's efforts to address state funding. View the article here.

Legislative Agreement on Fixing S.C.'s Roads May Be Elusive 

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:05:00 PM

The Island Packet recently ran an article by Tim Smith that discusses the legislature's ability to agree on a solutions for fixing S.C. roads. View the article here.

Dorchester County passes trimmed down 2014-15 budget 

Published PostandCourier.com on June 16, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:34:00 AM

The Dorchester County Council passed a 2014-2015 fiscal year budget Monday night that included cuts necessitated, in part, by a shortfall in state funding. For the seventh year in a row, the state legislature is decreasing funds to local governments through the Local Government Fund. Dorchester County's share remains the same as fiscal year 2013-2014 at $5.159 million, leaving the county funded at about 73 percent of what it should be according to state statute, county officials said.

Read the full article here

Editorial: Senate must fund cities, counties, or free them to fund themselves 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:36:00 PM

Published by TheState.com on May 5, 2014

The State recently ran an editorial by Tracy Glantz that discusses the legislature's responsibility to fund the LGF. Click here to read the article.

Articles regarding Senate Finance Committee's cut to LGF 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:17:00 AM

The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ran the following two articles on GoUpstate.com regarding the Senate Finance Committee’s cut to the Local Government Fund and the impact this cut could have on Spartanburg County.

Senate committee votes to raise your county and municipal taxes

SC Senate plan to cut money to local governments could impact Spartanburg County

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