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Water Disconnections During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 12, 2020

UPDATE: Please note that local government water and wastewater utilities are not subject to regulation by the State’s Utilities Commission. That means that the Utilities Commission’s March 19, 2020 order suspending disconnections does not apply to local government water and … Continued

School of Government Survey

November 13, 2019

To better document our impact, the School of Government is inviting anyone who has used our services to participate in a short survey. We want to hear about your experiences with the School and learn how we can better serve you … Continued

Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund

June 26, 2018

In 1987, the legislature enacted the School Facilities Act, which created the Public School Building Capital Fund (PSBCF). The PSBCF was established to provide aid to all counties for school construction projects. It is currently funded with state lottery proceeds. … Continued

Changes to County / School Dispute Resolution Process

June 26, 2018

As detailed here and here, if a local school board believes that it has not received sufficient funding from the county for the fiscal year, for either capital or operating expenses, the local school board may initiate a dispute resolution … Continued

2018 System Development Fee Law Changes

June 26, 2018

In the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly specifically authorized all local government utility providers to charge upfront fees for water and wastewater services. The legislation, however, limited the types of upfront charges that could be assessed on new development … Continued