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The Senate spent most of the week in chamber working its way through the calendar in preparation of the full Senate debate on the budget bill (H. 5100) and Capital... Read more


The SC Broadband Office (SCBBO) is working to finalize deployment of the State’s remaining ARPA broadband resources. The SC General Assembly allocated $400 million to the SCBBO in Act 244 (May 2022) and there is approximately $35 million uncommitted. An active grant round is open now (ARPA 3.0) with the goal of deploying the remaining funds by June 30, 2024.

The SCBBO is aware of some counties that have remaining County ARPA funds they plan to use on broadband that still need to be committed. Despite the Federal 12/31/2024 deadline, the SCBBO is requesting to... Read more


This just in! The April edition of the COMPASS newsletter has just landed in inboxes and online.

In this months' newsletter:

  • Dive into the latest Wage & Salary Report
  • Learn about millage rate increase limitations
  • Discover valuable grants information
  • Take a look at the legislative landscape after last week's crossover deadline

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The 2024 session of the South Carolina General Assembly last week reached crossover,  the deadline for when bills must pass from one chamber to the other to stay alive in the process. This offers an opportunity to update you on the status of SCAC’s advocacy work on policy positions this far.

The state budget passed the House and Senate Finance Committee and included increased funding to the Local Government Fund (LGF) by more than $13.8 million statewide, representing full funding to the LGF under statutory formula.

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From left Sumter County Coroner Robert Baker,
SCAC Director of Governmental Affairs Kent Lesesne
and Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O'Neal
attended the Senate Judiciary Committee
to support H. 3865 on coroner qualifications.

The Senate Finance Committee adopted its version of the budget bill (... Read more