Recent News



The South Carolina Association of Counties continues to advocate on behalf of county government and shape statewide legislation to benefit all South Carolina counties. Some highlights of the 2023 session include:

SC State Budget – H. 4300

SCAC works with legislative leaders to continue to ensure full funding in the Local Government Fund (LGF) and Rural Stabilization Fund. In FY2023-2024, the LGF will increase by over $13 million and $12... Read more


The House and Senate met on Wednesday and finally approved the budget bill (H. 4300). Both chambers also took up several conference reports. The Senate and House also indicated that unless there are budget vetoes by the Governor they consider to be significant, they will not reconvene until January 2024.

The budget and other bills of interest are discussed below:

Revenue, Finance and Economic Development

Budget –... Read more


This year’s J. Mitchell Graham/Barrett Lawrimore Competition entries were excellent! We’d like to thank all the presenters and competitors for sharing their outstanding work with the judges and county colleagues across the state during the event.

If you'd like to review this year's presentations before the winners are announced on August 2 at the Annual Conference General Session, recordings are now available in the Awards Video Library.

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The House met on Wednesday and took up vetoes by the Governor, as well as a few other bills on the calendar. The Senate did not meet this week. The budget conference committee met on Wednesday and Thursday and finally reached an agreement on the budget bill (H. 4300) Thursday afternoon. Both chambers will now meet in statewide session in the coming weeks to adopt the conference committee report.

The budget and other bills of interest are discussed below:

Revenue, Finance... Read more


SCAC understands the importance of cybersecurity for our members and is working with NACo and other partners to share resources. Visit SCAC’s website for additional information.

NACo and the Professional Development Academy are hosting a free cyberattack simulation June 12-16.... Read more