Only six legislative days remain in this year's session so the state budget and other priority legislation will take center stage the next two weeks. Read more in today's From the Dome to Your Home.
Fifteen South Carolina mayors took a road trip to Fort Mill and Rock Hill this week and learned lots about sports tourism, exploding growth and strategic planning. Yesterday's blog post and news articles from the Rock Hill Herald and WRHI radio tell the story.
Things are gearing up for the Municipal Association's Annual Meeting in Charleston July 10 - 13. Municipal officials will be registering on May 28 and 29 using appointments assigned this week through a random drawing.
Lots of great sessions are planned for the Annual Meeting including a keynote address by Charleston Mayor Joe Riley at the opening session on Friday, July 11. This will be the Association's last Annual Meeting in Charleston while Riley is mayor.
Also on Friday morning, Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt will lead a conversation with a panel of entrepreneurs who will discuss what city leaders need to do to ensure their community is "entrepreneur ready."
A diverse line-up of other topics for the Annual Meeting include tips for getting your city grant ready, combatting gang activity, disaster preparedness, regional collaboration, ethics reporting and federal flood insurance.