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Both chambers worked through their respective calendars in advance of the April 11 crossover deadline. Bills that have not crossed over from their originating chamber will require a two-thirds vote after the deadline to be considered by the other chamber. In advance of furlough next week, the House passed one of its priority pieces of legislation — a comprehensive 10-year energy bill (H. 5118) — and sent it to the Senate. A Senate Finance subcommittee took testimony from SCAC staff and... Read more


The South Carolina Association of Counties' FY 2024 Wage and Salary Report is now available online. The report contains wage and salary survey results for 203 positions in county government.  Divided into five county population groups based on the 2020 Decennial Census and then sorted by position, the publication includes job titles, total staff, and pay ranges for each county. The report also includes:


The March edition of the County COMPASS e-newsletter has hit mailboxes and is available online!

In this month's edition: 

  • Challenges, Opportunities Shared During Counties Connect
  • Registration for the 2024 Annual Conference and Institute of Government Opening Soon
  • Georgetown County's Brandon Ellis Earns SCEMA Honor
  • New Transportation Funding Opportunities Available
  • SCAC's 2024 Awards Competition Moves to Fall
  • Defend Against Social Engineering by Cyber Criminals
  • ... Read more

The S.C. Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs has released county millage rate limitations for FY 24-25.  County population estimates, one of the two components that make up the millage rate increase limitation prescribed in Section 6-1-320(A)(1), were recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The other component, CPI, was released in February. The CPI for FY 25 is 4.12%.

The millage rate increase limitation for FY 25 will be the total of the percentage increase... Read more


Sumter County received an Outstanding Safety Achievement Award from the SC Counties Insurance Trusts for its use of a mobile app that helps county employees quickly notify first responders in case of emergencies.

“This is a great example of Sumter County’s commitment to improving the safety and security of its employees and citizens,” said Robert Benfield, director of Insurance Services for... Read more