The South Carolina Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties (NACo) are proud to announce the new graduating class of NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy—a 12-week online program that empowers county government officials and employees with fundamental leadership skills. The following 17 South Carolina county officials recently completed the program. More than 800 county officials nationwide have completed the program.
Crystal Barnes, Assistant to County Administrator/Clerk to Council, McCormick County
Kimberly Belk, Deputy County... Read more
The House continued to move bills along on their calendar this week, while the Senate spent most of the week debating what to do with Santee Cooper (see below). The Senate will begin debate on the budget on Tuesday of next week. We will discuss the budget as passed by the Senate Finance Committee as well as other bills of interest below.
As discussed last week, the US Treasury Department issued initial directives on steps counties need to take to begin the process of drawing down the American Rescue Plan funds for counties.... Read more
After the mad rush to meet the crossover deadline of April 10th last week, the House calendar was rather light, while the Senate spent most of the week in committees working on the budget. Still, there was movement on a few bills of interest that will be discussed below.
On an additional note, the US Treasury Department issued initial directives on steps counties need to take to begin the process of drawing down the American Rescue Plan funds for counties. Information from... Read more