Recent News


There are only two weeks left in this legislative session. The Senate introduced a Sine Die resolution (S. 785) this week. If adopted, the General Assembly will return on May 20th through May 22nd to deal with specific items such as vetoes, the budget and capital reserve fund bills (H. 4000 and H. 4001), any bills that are in conference... Read more


Registration for SCAC's 52nd Annual Conference (Aug. 4-6, 2019) is now open. Visit the

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released the county population estimates from the past fiscal year, one of the two components that make up the millage rate increase limitation prescribed in §6-1-320(A)(1):
...a local governing body may increase the millage rate imposed for general operating purposes above the rate imposed for such purposes for the preceding tax year only to the extent of the increase in the average of the twelve monthly consumer... Read more


Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds are intended to encourage preservation at the local level by providing seed money for preservation projects. These grants help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for particular projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector. For more information about the grants and the application process Read more


The House of Representatives was on furlough last week and did not meet in regular session. The Senate met Wednesday and Thursday to debate the budget so this update will focus solely on that. SCAC will resume issuing the Friday Report this week.

State Budget and Capital Reserve Fund — H. 4000 & H. 4001

The full Senate debated the budget and approved $9,511,285... Read more