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The General Assembly spent most of their time this week in committee meetings but did move several bills on the floor. The Ways and Means version of the budget will be debated on the House floor beginning the week of March 22nd. There are several bills of interest this week that will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

Abbeville County Director David Garner, Senators Penry

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It is expected that President Biden will sign the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 on Friday, March 12, 2021. This Act is the federal comprehensive response to both the public health and economic crises facing our country because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund created by the Act is $65.1 billion in direct funding to county governments. Of utmost interest to counties in South Carolina is approximately $1 billion in direct funding for the counties in our state. The U.S. Department of Treasury will oversee and administer these... Read more


NACo has posted an article outlining Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities to cybersecurity threats and what actions counties can take to protect themselves. Counties using Microsoft Exchange on-premise products should immediately patch their systems, check for signs of compromise and possibly begin incident response procedures.Read more


The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is offering online cyber simulations free of charge to all NACo member counties. These simulations are designed for cybersecurity managers, their teams, and others in the county responsible for risk defense, protection, and recovery (including managers in HR, policy management, finance, public safety and emergency services). There are four weeklong simulations designed to take approximately 45-90 minutes... Read more