Recent News


The House Ways and Means Committee completed its work on a proposed budget along with provisos. The budget legislation will be debated on the House floor beginning the week of March 22nd. The Senate spent most of the week debating a bill dealing with the execution of inmates on death row and a school choice bill. The budget and other bills of interest this week will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

State Budget and the Local Government Fund (LGF) – H. 4100

The House Ways and Means Committee voted H. 4100, the... Read more


Make plans to join SCAC’s lobbying team for a virtual legislative update on Friday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. In addition to hearing the latest news about the state budget, you’ll also be briefed on other important legislation that affects county government. You will need to register for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. If you have any questions, please contact SCAC staff at... Read more


March's Regulation and Case Law Update is now available online. CAOs/Attorneys are encouraged to forward this update to impacted county departments.Read more


The General Assembly focused primarily on two issues this week. The House spent most of the week debating a bill regarding the emergency powers of the Governor, while the Senate debated a bond bill involving the Charleston Port. Several bills of interest moved through committees as well as on the House and Senate floors that will be discussed.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development


Budget Provisos

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The SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) has released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that will be used to calculate the FY2021-22 millage rate limitations. See RFA’s memo. The CPI increase from calendar year 2019 to 2020 was 1.23 percent. Each county’s millage rate limitation for FY2021-22 will be based upon 1.23 percent plus any increase in population. The US Census Bureau plans to release July 1, 2020 county population estimates on May 4, 2021. This means counties... Read more