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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


The General Assembly heard testimony on various bills dealing with COVID-19 vaccinations and reopening schools to five-day in-class instruction, but took no action on the bills. They are likely to be taken up again next week. The Senate spent most of the week debating a bond bill dealing with the Port of Charleston, while the House debated an abortion bill that was signed into law by the Governor on Thursday. The General Assembly did take action on several bills of interest that will be discussed.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

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Daina Riley testifies virtually before a House Medical, Military,
Public and Municipal Affairs subcommittee.

The General Assembly focused their legislative actions this week on improving the administration and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. There were also efforts to include school teachers, other school staff, and daycare workers in the first phase of the vaccination in an attempt to return... Read more


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