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Both chambers spent most of this week working through their respective calendars in preparation for the April 10 crossover deadline. The Senate will not meet in statewide session next week so any Senate bills that have not been sent to the House will need a two-thirds vote in order to pass this year. Bills of interest are discussed below:

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The Senate spent this week debating a bill to limit the amount of property that a foreign adversary or corporations controlled by a foreign adversary can purchase in South Carolina (S. 576). The Senate also spent time in subcommittees, moving legislation forward in advance of the April 10 crossover deadline, and hearing budget requests in preparation of the Senate Finance Committee’s budget debate which begins on April 4. Meanwhile, the House was on furlough this week and will return... Read more


South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority Executive Director Bonnie Ammons recently shared that anticipated SC Infrastructure Investment Program (SCIIP) awards announcements will be delayed.

The South Carolina General Assembly is actively considering an additional allocation of $586 million for the SCIIP program from the remaining American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) balance.

“Because these funds would be applied to the applications already received as of January 1, 2023, it would be most appropriate to award all available funds at one time,” Ammons said in an email message... Read more


The South Carolina Association of Counties is pleased to announce it will host the Annual Conference and Institute of Government at... Read more


The House passed the budget bill (H. 4300) after two days of robust debate and more than 90 amendments considered. The House increased funding to the Local Government Fund (LGF) representing full funding under the statutory formula. After giving the budget third reading on Wednesday, the House adjourned and will return March 28 following next week’s furlough.

The Senate spent most of Tuesday debating the merits of the $1.2 billion incentive package (

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