It was a very busy week at the statehouse. The House and Senate moved several bills through committees and on the floor.
Tobacco Preemption — H. 3274 & S. 492. These bills prohibit political subdivisions from enacting any laws, ordinances, or rules pertaining to the ingredients, flavors, or licensing of cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, tobacco... Read more
After more than 12 hours of debate, the House passed the Budget bill (H. 4000) and the Capital Reserve Fund bill (H. 4001). H. 4000 funds the Local Government Fund at a base level of $222,619,411 with an additional $11,121,285, for a total of $233,740,696. This represents an increase of more than $2 million above what SCAC's policy position would require. Here are some other... Read more
April 1, 2019 - Historic Revitalization Subgrant Program (HRSP).
The National Park Service is accepting applications for $5 million in grants to support the preservation of historic buildings in rural communities across the country that are listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Eligible primary recipients are State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and non-profits able to support a competitive subgrant program. All applications are due through grants.gov under opportunity number... Read more
The House spent most of the week clearing the calendar and debating a comprehensive education bill. They will take up the budget starting on Monday. The budget bill (H. 4000) funds the Local Government Fund at a base level of $222,619,411 with an additional $11,121,285, for a total of $233,740,696. This represents an increase of more than $2 million above what SCAC’s policy position would require. Please ask your House members to support the Local Government Fund as... Read more