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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


This week much of the General Assembly’s attention focused on judicial elections, selection of a new DHEC Director, and COVID-19 vaccinations. They did take action on several bills of interest that will be discussed.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development

Tort Claims Act – S. 82. S. 82 would raise the existing caps on damages found in the Tort Claims Act (TCA) from $300,000 to $500,000 per individual, and from $600,000 to $1 million per occurrence. The... Read more

Josh Rhodes testifies before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee

The General Assembly was back in full swing this week. Several bills moved out of committees, were debated, and passed from one chamber to the other. Much of the  debate in the chambers dealt with Santee Cooper, abortion, and efforts to expedite COVID-19 vaccinations.

Revenue, Finance, and Economic Development... Read more



For information on Orientation for Newly-Elected Council Members, the S.C. Local Government Attorneys' Institute, and the 2021 J. Mitchell Graham and Barrett Lawrimore Memorial Awards, and more, check out the new edition of the Carolina Counties newsletter.Read more