Recent News


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


SCAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with NACo to build strong county leaders. The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that empowers county government professionals with the leadership skills to deliver results for counties. The... Read more


The House Ways and Means Committee completed its work on a proposed budget along with provisos. The budget legislation will be debated on the House floor beginning the week of March 22nd. The Senate spent most of the week debating a bill dealing with the execution of inmates on death row and a school choice bill. The budget and other bills of interest this week will be discussed below.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

State Budget and the Local Government Fund (LGF) – H. 4100

The House Ways and Means Committee voted H. 4100, the... Read more


Make plans to join SCAC’s lobbying team for a virtual legislative update on Friday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. In addition to hearing the latest news about the state budget, you’ll also be briefed on other important legislation that affects county government. You will need to register for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. If you have any questions, please contact SCAC staff at... Read more