Recent News


The Senate Finance Committee debated and passed the budget bill (H. 4300) out of committee this week, which included increased funding to the Local Government Fund (LGF). The full Senate will debate the bill on the floor the week of April 18. While the Senate did not meet in statewide session, several Senate committees met throughout the week to discuss multiple bills including one allowing for constitutional carry of concealed weapons (... Read more


The  US 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 12 monthly consumer price indices for the most recent 12-month period ... of the preceding calendar year, plus ... the percentage increase in the previous year... Read more


As part of the GetConnectedSC initiative, the SC Broadband Office and the SC Department of Administration have partnered with SCAC to create a brief survey to gather information on technology infrastructure across county facilities and online services. We need all 46 counties to complete the survey.

Please make plans to join the webinar tomorrow, April 5 at 10 a.m. to learn more about this survey and how you can help improve internet... Read more


Check out recent state and federal announcements for funds available to assist with local government projects to reduce energy use, promote efficiency and support transportation alternatives.

Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program

The SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) this week announced that round one of funding applications for the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) for fiscal year 2023-24 is now open.

This federal reimbursement grant program through the U.S. Department of Transportation allows local governments and other eligible... Read more