Capitol Connection Newsletter

CAPITOL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

Recognizing that legislative advocacy is a year-round process, the Capitol Connection newsletter is produced to keep county officials informed about policy issues in the months when the General Assembly is not in session. During the legislative session, ACCG distributes weekly Legislative Updates. To receive either of these electronic publications, please send an email to ACCG Director of Communications Schuyler Harding at [email protected].

2022 Capitol Connection E-News

June 2022 Capitol Connection

ACCG News
Register Today: Summer Policy Committee Meetings
ACCG Policy Committee Issues Survey
ACCG Webinar: Grants for COVID-19 Mitigation in County Jails
State News
CJCC Identifying Predictors of Mental Illness in County Jail Data Report
Georgia Adds New Emergency Number for Mental Health
Register for the 15th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference
Federal News
Grant Opportunity: Bridge Investment Program
USDOT Webinar: How to Apply for Safe Streets and Roads for All Implement Grants
NACo Needs You! Join a 2022 Policy Steering Committee

May 2022 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

2022 ACCG Final Legislative Update

ACCG TSPLOST Guide Updated

ACCG Policy Committee Issues Survey

2023 COLAS/Raises For County Officials Webinar Recording Available

Save the Date: Summer Policy Committee Meetings

State News

Transportation Alternatives Program Project Funding Now Available

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program 2022-2023 Funding Cycle Now Open

Federal News

USDOT Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Discretionary Grant Program

USDOT Accepting Applications for Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity 

NACo Annual Conference Resolutions Process Now Open

2022 - 2023 NACo Presidential Leadership and Committee Appointments

December 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Review the Legislative Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2022 Legislative Session

Save the Date: 2022 ACCG Legislative Breakfast

Remember to Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)

State News

Webinar Recording on New Timber Harvest Notification Website Now Available

Reminder: Immigration Reports Due December 31

Congressional, State, and Local Redistricting Maps Update

Federal News

Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) in Georgia

November 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Membership Approves the 2022 Policy Agenda

It's Time to Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)

State News

Governor Kemp Allocates State ARPA Funds to Address Court Backlog

House Annexation Study Committee on Annexation and Cityhood Release Final Report

Save the Date: December 13 Webinar on New Timber Harvest Notification Website

GDOT Announces LAP Certification

Federal News

Registration Now Open for NACo's 2022 Legislative Conference

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: NACo Analysis /U.S. Department of Transportation Fact Sheet

October 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Reminder: Join Us for A Webinar on the 2022 Proposed Policy Agenda

It's Time to Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)

House Study Committee on Annexation Holds Fourth Meeting

House Subcommittee Discusses Changes to Call Before You Dig Law

State News

2021 WaterFirst Webinar Series

New Volunteer Firefighter Training Requirements and Deadlines

Federal News

U.S. Department Of Transportation Grant Opportunities

September 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG 2022 Policy Recommendations

Join Us for A Webinar on the 2022 Proposed Policy Agenda

ACCG Welcomes New Policy Team Members

Designate Your County Voting Delegate

County Government 101 Presentation to Georgia House Committee

House Study Committee on Annexation Holds Two More Meetings

State News

Georgia DNR Trail Grants Funding Cycle Now Open

Solar Resiliency Technical Assistance Program
Federal News

Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest Cybersecurity Best Practices

August 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News
Register Now: 2021 Policy Committee Meetings
ACCG Deputy Legislative Director and County Officials Testify before the House Study Committee on Annexation
ACCG Fall Regional Training: Local Option Sales Tax Negotiations and Redistricting
State News
ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund Grants
Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Application Now Open
Federal News
Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann Participates in White House Infrastructure Panel
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Competitive Tourism Grants

July 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News
Registration Now Open for Summer Policy Committee Meetings
DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson Elected President of the National Association of Counties (NACo)
ACCG Announces and Begins Presenting 2021 Legislative and Policy Awards
Reminder: ACCG Local Redistricting Webinar
2021 County Officials Salary Guide Now Available
Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Renegotiation Guidebook
State News
HB 317 Webinar Presentation Now Available
Short-Term Rental Hotel/Motel Tax Collection Law Goes Into Effect
Federal News
NACo's Annual Conference Coverage

June 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News
Save the Date: Summer Policy Committee Meetings
ACCG Local Redistricting Webinar
Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Renegotiation Guidebook
Review the 2021 Final Legislative Update
State
 News
Georgia's Burn Notification System Changes – Coming Soon!
Fifteenth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency & Notice of Expected Termination
Right of Way Study Committee of the House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee
Federal News
Federal Mask Requirement Extended
Grant Funding Available to States to Build Broadband Infrastructure
NACo Policy Steering Committees Need You!

May 2021 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Final 2021 Legislative Update

ACCG Policy Committee Issues Survey

Save the Date: Summer Policy Committee Meetings

State News

Transportation Alternatives Program Project Funding Now Available

Georgia DNR Grant Opportunities

Federal News

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

U.S. Treasury Releases ARP Guidance 

NACo Annual Conference Resolutions Process Now Open

NACo Accepting Applications for Presidential Appointments

December 2020 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Review Your Legislative Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2021 Legislative Session

Reminder: Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)

State News

2021 Legislative Session Begins on January 11

Reminder: Immigration Reports Due December 31

Federal News

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC)/ Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Virtual Symposium

November 2020 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

2021 ACCG Legislative Toolkit Now Available

There's Still Time to Register for the Virtual Legislative Roundtables!

Time to Update Your County’s ACCG County Legislative Coordinator (CLC)

State News

Secretary of State Calls for Risk Limiting Audit by County Election Offices

Immigration Report Collection System Now Open

Georgia EMCs Announce Tools for Rural Broadband Expansion at PSC

Federal News

NACo’s First-Ever Virtual Federal Policy Summit: Recordings Now Available

October 2020 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Membership Approves 2021 Policy Agenda

You're Invited! Attend a 2020 Virtual Legislative Roundtable

State News

Governor Kemp Announces Plans for CARES Funding 

Referendum Questions on the November Ballot

State of Georgia Broadband Report 

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program Application Deadline Approaching

Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) Grant

Federal News

Register for NACo’s First-Ever Virtual Federal Policy Summit

NACo Releases Federal Advocacy Toolkit

September 2020 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG 2021 Policy Recommendations

Remember to Designate Your County Voting Delegate

State News

Constitutional Amendments on the November Ballot

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Unveils New Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal

Land and Water Conservation Fund 2020-2021 Grant Cycle

Federal News

NACo Releases Federal Advocacy Toolkit

August 2020 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Registration Open for 2020 Policy Committee Meetings

ACCG General County Government Committee Update

ACCG Webinars on CARES Act Guidance – Register Now!

State News

Governor Brian Kemp Signs COVID-19 Liability Legislation (SB 359)

State Continues to Work on Improvements for the November General Election

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Application Now Open

Georgia Launches State/Local Partnership to Connect Students to the Internet

Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank (GTIB) Announces Loan Funding Availability in 2020

Registration Open for WaterFirst Webinar Series

2019 Capitol Connection E-News

December 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Save the Date: 2020 Capitol Connection Conference

Review Your Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2020 Legislative Session

Reminder: Update Your CLC Network

State News

ACCG Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Georgia House Rules Chairman Jay Powell

Design Standards – House "Workforce Housing" Study Committee Issues Final Report

Secure the Vote

Banks County Designated as Georgia's Second Certified Broadband Ready Community

Are you interested in learning more about financing water and sewer projects? 

Georgia State Rail Plan Survey

Federal News

Register for the 2020 NACo Legislative Conference 

November 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

2020 ACCG Legislative Toolkit Now Available

Registration Still Open for District Meetings

Time to Update Your CLC Network

State News

Legislative Study Committees Continue to Meet

ACCG Asks Counties to Adopt Resolution Supporting Local Government Design Standards

Model Resolution for Sales Tax Information Requests

Register Now for GOMI Webinar for County Officials and Staff

Georgia ReConnect Broadband Workshop in Atlanta

Do You Know Your GDOT District Engineer?

Federal News

NACo Flag Box Program

October 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Membership Approves 2020 Policy Agenda

2019 District Meetings Agenda Now Available

ACCG-DCA Report of Local Government Finances (RLGF) Webinar To Be Held Next Week. Register Today!

State News

House Rural Development Council Meetings

2020 Census Local Complete Count Committee Toolkit Available

County Freeport Inventory Exemptions Map

Proposed Department of Public Health EMS Rules

Cybersecurity Guide for Entities and Organizations in Georgia

Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program Deadline Reminder

September 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Policy Council Proposes 2020 Policy Agenda and Legislative Priorities

Final Deadline to Appoint Your County's Voting Delegate is this Friday, September 20

Georgia’s Small Cell/5G Law Resource Page

2019 Policy Committee Meetings

Upcoming Events

Join Us in Athens for the 2019 Legislative Leadership Conference

2019 ACCG District Meetings

State News

State Revolving Fund Call for Projects Period is Opening in September

Georgia Smart 2019-2020 Webinar Series

Rural Prosperity Summit

Transportation Grant and Loan Opportunities

Federal Highway Administration DC-5 Value Capture Webinar Innovation Series

August 2019 Capitol Connection

Upcoming Events

Southern Region Policy Committee Meetings

ACCG Federal Policy Committee Meeting

Join Us in Athens for the 2019 Legislative Leadership Conference

ACCG News

Workshop on Implementing Georgia’s Small Cell/5G Law a Great Success 

Remember to Appoint Your County's Voting Delegate

Updated SPLOST Data Repository Now Available

Register Now for RLGF and GOMI Webinars for County Officials and Staff

Joint ACCG/GMA Taskforce on SDS and LOST

State News

Georgia Selects New Voting Machines

FCC Order Caps Cable Franchise Fees and “In-Kind” Services

House Rural Development Council Sets Agenda for First Meeting

2019 GA Smart Fall Workshop

Transportation Grant and Loan Opportunities

Federal News

2020 Census Outreach Materials Now Available

NACo releases 2019 Summer Advocacy Toolkit

Task Force Aims to Reduce Jail Inmate Recidivism Through Continuity of Healthcare Services

July 2019 Capitol Connection

Upcoming Events

2019 Policy Committee Meeting Agendas Now Available

Workshop on Implementing Georgia’s Small Cell/5G Law: What Local Governments Must Know

Join Us in Athens for the 2019 Legislative Leadership Conference

ACCG News

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson Elected 2nd Vice President of National Association of Counties (NACo)

2020 County Officials Salary Guide

Sign Up For An ACCG Policy Committee

State News 

Update on SB 157 - Depositories of Public Funds

GA Outdoor Stewardship Program Workshops 

June 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Register for the 2019 Summer Policy Committee Meetings

ACCG Policy Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs

2019 ACCG Legislative Service Award Recipients 

State News 

Annual Reports and Surveys Due to the State by July 1st

Thirty-nine Bills that Impact Counties Go into Effect on July 1st

TAVT Formula Changing

Update on Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative

Review the Georgia EMC Rural Broadband Website - Your Feedback is Important!

Proposed Rules and Workshops Announced for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program

Federal News

NACo Steering Committees Need You!

May 2019 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Register for the 2019 Summer Policy Committee Meetings

Get Involved in the ACCG Policy development process

New Policy Procedures Adopted by ACCG Board of Managers

Joint ACCG/GMA Task Force for LOST and SDS Issues

ACCG-GMA Federal Advocacy Trip

Publications

Final Legislative Update Now Available

State News 

House Appoints Members to Rural Development Council

Georgia Procurement Registry Changes Now Effective

2019 Legislative Issues Facing Other Southern Counties

Federal News

NACo Releases Report on Opioid Epidemic in Appalachian Counties

BUILD Discretionary Grants

Survey on Local Policy Related to Connected and Automated Vehicles

Apply for 2019–2020 NACo Leadership Positions

2018 Capitol Connection E-News

December 2018 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Save the Date: 2019 Capitol Connection Conference

Reminder: Review Your Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2019 Legislative Session

Don't Forget to Update Your CLC Network

State News

Deparment of Revenue Releases Policy Bulletin on Collection of E-911 Fees Beginning January 1, 2019

House Rural Development Council Releases 2018 Report 

Georgia Trend Article Highlights Georgia's Rural Broadband Efforts

New Voting Machines at Forefront of Georgia Counties' Legislative Priorities

New Rules for Tax Assessment of Forestland

Time to Create Your Local Complete Count Committee

Federal News

Recycling Infrastructure Grant Program

Apply Now: EPA Announces FY 2019 Brownfields Program Grant Opportunities

Next Generation Local Zoning Authority: 5G Wireless Broadband 101

Register for the NACo Legislative Annual Conference

November 2018 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

Review Your Toolkit to Get Prepared for the 2019 Legislative Session

Time to Update your CLC Network

Upcoming Events

Registration Still Open for District Meetings

State News

2019 DCA Reporting Calendar is Now Available

DOAA Immigration Reporting System is Live

Time to Create Your Local Complete Count Committee!

Federal News

NACo Article: FCC Could Slash County Franchise Fees

October 2018 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Membership Adopts 2019 Policy Agenda and Priorities

Time to Update your CLC Network

ACCG Webinar 'Review of Constitutional Amendments' Available Online

Upcoming Events

District Meetings are Quickly Approaching!

ACCG - GMA Local Government Federal Advocacy Forum

State News

Policy Bulletin from Georgia Department of Revenue

GDOT Local Bridge Replacement Program

Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) Grant Opportunity

Federal News

FCC Curtails Local Control in 5G Deployment Order

Resources Available - U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Development

Apply now: FAA awarding $1 billion in grant funding for airport improvement projects

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to List the Eastern Black Rail as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act

September 2018 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Policy Council Proposes 2019 Legislative Agenda and Recommends Priorities

Remember to Appoint Your County Voting Delegate

Upcoming Events

Join Us at Jekyll Island for the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference

Register for District Meetings

GMA Workshop on Rural Broadband Projects

GMA-ACCG Regional Workshops on Small Cells and Rural Broadband

State News

Constitutional Amendments on the November 6 General Election Ballot

DCA Names Executive Director for New Rural Broadband Program

Federal News

U.S. Department of Justice Fentanyl Safety Recommendations 

FCC Announces Plan to Accelerate 5G Deployment, Limiting Local Control

August 2018 Capitol Connection

Upcoming Events

Join Us at Jekyll for the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference

Policy Committee Meetings Coming to an End

Register for District Meetings

GMA Workshop on Rural Broadband Projects

GMA-ACCG Regional Workshop Series: Managing Rights of Way in the Wireless Age

Georgia Smart Fall Workshop

ACCG News

Remember to Appoint Your County Voting Delegate

Sign Up for an ACCG Policy Committee

State News

Notice of Intent to Consider the Adoption of Amendments to GATE Rules 2018

The Security of Georgia's Voting Equipment - Letter from State's Elections Director

Federal News

U.S. Senators: Why Rush to 5G While Rural Areas Ignored?

Local Efforts Key to Census Accuracy

July 2018 Capitol Connection

Upcoming Events

Registration Available for 2018 Mental Health Summit

Registration Available for Summer Policy Committee Meetings

GMA – ACCG Regional Workshop Series: Managing Rights of Way in the Wireless Age

Join Us at Jekyll for the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference

ACCG News

Sign Up for an ACCG Policy Committee

New County Resources Available on the ACCG Website: 2020 Census and the Opioid Crisis

State News

Georgia Procurement Registry Requirement Effective July 1

Lt. Governor Appoints Committee to Examine Local Government Fees

Georgia Supreme Court Makes Important Zoning Ruling
Federal News

Telecom Troika: Wireless Companies Now Seek Congressional Preemption of Local Right of Way

Win for Counties in Supreme Court Sales Tax Decision

Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) in Georgia

June 2018 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

Save the Date: Mental Health Summit

Register for the 2018 Georgia Environmental Conference

ACCG News

Sign Up for an ACCG Policy Committee

Summer Policy Committee Meetings

State News

List of Bills Effective July 1, 2018

Mandated Civil E-Filing Letter from the Superior Court Clerks Association of Georgia

DRIVES Training Available

GDOT - Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

TSPLOST Update

REMINDER: Deadline to Submit 2018 GOMI and Wage and Salry Surveys is June 30

Federal News

NACo Steering Committees Need You!

Register for the NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

May 2018 Capitol Connection

Publications

Final Legislative Update Now Available

ACCG News

Sign Up for An ACCG Policy Committee

Save the Date: Summer Policy Committee Meetings

State News

No 2019 COLAs for Constitutional Officers

Update on HB 489 - Requiring Some Local Bids/Proposals to be Posted on State Procurement Registry

Update Your County's Contact Information with the Department of Revenue

House Rural Development Council Takes Up ROW Permitting for Wireless Poles/Equipment

New Designated Qualified Opportunity Zones

The Georgia Consumer Protection Guide for Older Adults

Stay Up-to-Date on Implementation of the New State Vehicle Driver Records System

Georgia Communities Receive Infrastructure Loans Totaling More Than $50 Million

Georgia Emergency Communication Authority Board Meeting Update

Federal News

NACo Steering Committees Need You!

Register for the NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

Upcoming NACo Webinars

2017 Capitol Connection E-News

December 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

Save the Date: TSPLOST Webinar

Register for 2018 County Days at the Capitol

ACCG News

Don't Forget to Help Update the CLC Network

ACCG Releases Results for Local Law Encorcement Compensation Survey

Using the ACCG Legislative Tracking Database

Georgia County Commissioners Advocate for County Priorities at the White House

State News

Annual Immigration Report Due on December 31

2018 State Mandated Salaries

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs Needs Your Input for the FY 18-22 Consolidated Plan!

State of Transportation Breakfast

Federal News

Local Taxes on Aviation Fuel Must Comply with New FAA Rule

Federal Lands Access Program in Georgia

2018 NACo Legislative Conference

November 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

Registration Available for 2018 County Days at the Capitol

ACCG News

2018 Legislative Toolkit Now Available Online

Help Ensure ACCG's CLC Network is Up to Date

Deadline to Provide Firefighters' Cancer Coverage is Jan. 1, 2018

State News

DOR Releases 911 Prepaid Revenues for 2018

Department of Audits Releases Report on GATE Program

2018 DCA Local Government and Authorities Survey Report Schedule Released

New GDOT Local Grants Administrator Announced

Proposed Changes to EPD Solid Waste Management Rules

TSPLOST Passes in Seven Counties

Federal News

NACo Releases Analysis of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

October 2017 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

ACCG Membership Adopts 2018 Legislative Priorities and Policy Agenda

ACCG Candidate Guide

Save the Date

ACCG Fall Regional Legislative Forums Take Place Next Week!

2017 Southeast Brownfields Workshop

State News

GEFA 2018 State Revolving Fund Solicitation Period

Georgia Archives November Lunch and Learn Programs

Federal News

Benchmarking Feature Added to NACo County Explorer

September 2017 Capitol Connection

ACCG News

2017 Legislative Leadership Conference Less Than Two Weeks Away!

ACCG Policy Council Recommends Policy Agenda for 2018

Save the Date

2017 Georgia Transportation Summit

Georgia Archives to Host Records Emergency Preparedness and Response Course

State News

House Bill 337- Searchable Electronic Database for State Tax Liens

House Bill 1000-Tax Refund Intercept Program (TRIP)

Analysis of Georgia’s Title Ad Valorem Tax

Preparations for the 2020 Census Have Begun

Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Round of TIGER Grants

2018 Funding Available - Crime Victims' Rights Week Projects

GEFA 2018 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds

Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Applications Available

August 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

2017 Legislative Leadership Conference

Get Ready to Appoint Your County's Voting Delegate

State News

Learn Why Your County's Response is Important to the ACCG Aging Survey

House Commission on Transit Governance and Funding

Solid Waste Management Rule Updates

FY 2018 Applications Open for Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant

Updated Energy Excise Tax County List Now Available

July 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

Register for ACCG Policy Committee Meetings

2017 Legislative Leadership Conference

State News

Tax Assessments and the Setting of the Millage Rate

ACCG Establishes Broadband Study Committee

Health Care Reform Task Force Considers Solutions to Improve Quality Care for Rural Georgians

TSPLOST Guides

Grants to Counties for Juvenile Court Judge Salaries

Fiscal Year End Reporting Requirements for Counties

Dam Safety Rules

Department of Community Affairs Names New Research and Surveys Manager

Federal News

Federal Communications Commission Seeks Local Preemption on Broadband Projects

Increased Truck Weights May Again be Addressed by Congress This Fall

Department of Labor Drops Defense of Overtime Pay Rule Change

June 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

2017 Legislative Leadership Conference

Georgia Environmental Conference

House Rural Development Council Commences Its Work

ACCG Policy Committee Meetings

Surveys

ACCG Aging Survey

State News

Governor Deal Announces 9-1-1 Authority

Georgia Secure Deposit Program

Ethics Commission Seeking Comment on Proposed Rule

Federal News

NACo Accepting Policy Resolutions

May 2017 Capitol Connection

Save the Date

2017 Policy Committee Meetings

House Rural Development Council

Publications

Final Legislative Update Now Available

State News

Draft Regional Water Plans Available for Public Review and Comment

Water Conservation to Combat Drought (notice from GA EPD)

State Funds Available for Scrap Tire Amnesty Events and to Remove Tires Dumped on County Right-of-Ways

Georgia Department of Agriculture Reports on Their Efforts to Educate and Encourage Compliance with the GATE Program

2018 County Budget News: Cost of Living Adjustment

Federal News

ACCG-GMA Conduct Joint Federal Policy Meetings

FirstNet Network

NACo Steering Committees Need You!

2016 Capitol Connection E-News

December 2016 Capitol Connection

Save the Date
2017 District Days and Newly Elected Commissioners Day at the Capitol – Register Today!
Legislative Session Begins January 9: Review Your Toolkit to Get Prepared
Publications
ACCG Computing County Official Salary Guide for 2017
GSU and ACCG Publications Examine Georgia’s “Shrinking Tax Base”
NACo Releases New Study on County Mandates and Revenue Limitations
State News
Reminder: Immigration Reports Due December 31
Free Peach Pass for Emergency Vehicles
State Tax Credit Program for Rural Healthcare
Federal News
Federal Judge Halts Overtime Rule
NACo Helps Counties Urge Congress to Pass Remote Sales Tax Legislation
HUD Launches New Community Investment Tool

October 2016 Capitol Connection

County Platform

2017-2018 Final County Platform Now Available

Reminders

Register for the 2016 Fall District Meetings

Time to Update the CLC Network

COUNTY ACTION NEEDED: Register to Receive DOR Notification of "Significant" Sales Tax Refund Claims

ACCG Seeks County COmmissioners to Serve on DCA's Annexation Dispute Resolution Panels

Grants

2017 State Revolving Fund Solicitation Period

Additional News

SRTA Emergency Accounts

County Finances Progress Despite Adversity

September 2016 Capitol Connection

Fall Meetings
2016 Legislative Leadership Conference Now Two Weeks Away – Register Soon!
Reminder: Appoint Your Voting Delegate
Save the Date for 2016 District Meetings
Legislative Updates
ACCG Policy Council Recommends Platform, Agenda, and Legislative Priorities for 2017
Time to Update CLC Network
Federal News
New Federal Oversight Arriving for Local Transit Systems
DOJ Website Accessibility Rule Comment Period Extended
Environmental News
GA EPD Declares Level 1 Drought
Reminder - Apply for Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant
Court Rulings
Ga. Supreme Court Rules that Exclusion of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from Property Tax Valuation is Unconstitutional

August 2016 Capitol Connection 

Meetings

Second Round of ACCG Policy Committee Meetings Underway

Registration Now Open for the 2016 Legislative Leadership Conference

Save the Date: 2016 District Meetings

Resources

SPOLST Guide is Available

DOR Changes to 2016 Tax Digest Submission Manual

New Report of Local Government Finances Form Released

FY 2017 Rural Georgia and Suburban Transit Service Directory Now Available

Grants and Training Opportunities

GAEPD Grant Opportunities

GEFA to Host Free Workshop on Biogas Technical Assistance Program

Federal News

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Proposes New Website Accessibility Rules

July 2016 Capitol Connection

Register for the Second Round of ACCG Policy Committee Meetings

EPD Proposes Amendments to Coal Combustion Residuals

Deal Announces $75 Million in State Transit Awards

EPD Proposes Amendments Pertaining to Yard Trimmings

Receiving Notification of "Significant" Sales Tax Refund Claims

News You Can Use

NACo Releases Analysis on "Overtime Rule" for County Officials

2015 Georgia Land Conservation Annual Report

June 2016 Capitol Connection

State News and Policy

Sixty-Seven Bills Go into Effect on July 1 that Impact County Government

New Provisions on Property Tax Penalties and Interest to Take Effect July 1

2017 County Budget News: COLAs and Longevity Increases

Georgia EPD Proposes New Regulations on Dam Safety

State DOR Working to Streamline Alcohol Licensing

Federal News and Policy

Propsepctive EPA Rules to Have Huge Impact on Counties with Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Register for NACo Virtual Town Hall Series on the Opiod Crisis

Reporting Requirements

DCA Wage and Salary Survey Due this Month

Annual CVIOG County Budget and Audit Submission Requirements

County Facts 

2014 Summary of County Revenues and Expenditures

Local Sales Tax Map By County

May 2016 Capitol Connection

Register for ACCG Policy Committee Meetings

ACCG Final Legislative Update Now Available

Gov. Deal’s Veto Messages

GASB 77 Webinars Available on ACCG Website

U.S. Department of Labor Releases New Overtime Pay Rule

The Public Private Facilities and Infrastructure Guidelines Committee Seeking Comment

Georgia EPD Offers Training for Online Service

Local Government Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement Program

Updates to GDOT MS4 Process

Federal News: 2016 NACo Resolutions Process Begins

2015 Capitol Connection E-News

December 2015 Capitol Connection

Registration Now Open for 2016 District Days at the Capitol

Stay Informed and Engaged: Appoint or Confirm Your CLC!

Reminder: 2015 Immigration Report Due at the End of the Month

Annual SPLOST Reports Also Due on December 31

ACCG Computing County Official Salary Guide for 2016 Now Available

Time to Set Qualifying Fees for 2016 Election

Update on DOR’s BOTSS Program

Federal FAST Act is Signed into Law

2015 Georgia Brownfield Seminar-Call for Abstracts

Senate Committee on Assignments Announces New Chairmanships

November 2015 Capitol Connection

Registration Now Open for 2016 District Days at the Capitol

Stay Informed and Engaged: Appoint or Confirm Your CLC!

2015 Immigration Report Due Next Month

Annual SPLOST Reports Due on December 31

GEFA 2016 State Revolving Fund Solicitation

SRTA Accepting Applications for Transit Capital Funding Program

ACCG Legislative Committee Webpage

HB 192 – County Purchasing and Credit Card Agreement Mandate

RFP for Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grants

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Grants Available

GDOT ACECGA Presentation Available

Georgia EPD to Host Training for Online Permitting Systems

October 2015 Capitol Connection

2015 – 2016 Amended County Platform Available

2015 Fall District Meetings Less Than Two Weeks Away

Stay Informed and Engaged: Appoint or Confirm Your CLC!

House Study Committee on Annexation, Deannexation and Incorporation Concludes

2015 Georgia Transportation Summit

U.S. Court of Appeals Stays “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

Sen. Ross Tolleson Announces Retirement

September 2015 Capitol Connection E-News

Registration for 2015 Fall District Meetings Now Available

Reminder: Appoint Your County Voting Delegate by Friday, September 25

P3 Summit to be Held in Atlanta/Fulton County

GA Board of Natural Resources Accepting Public Comments on Proposed Changes to Dam Safety Rules

Georgia EPD Accepting Applications for Non-Point Source Implementation Grants

Reminder: GTIB Grants Available

Counties Respond to Court Decision to Temporarily Block “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

August 2015 Capitol Connection E-News

2015 Legislative Leadership Conference Brings Key Leaders to Jekyll

GASB Issues New Requirements on Disclosing Tax Abatements

ACCG Policy Committee Meetings are in Full Swing

Save the Date for Fall District Meetings

Department of Revenue to Host Regional Meetings Beginning in September

Counties Receive New Alternative Ad Valorem Tax (AAVT), aka IRP, from DOR

Georgia EPD Offers Training on New Electronic Permit System

State Funds Available to Clean Up Scrap Tire Dumps

Georgia EPD Accepting Applications for FY16 Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants

GTIB Grants Available

Time to Update the CLC Network

Boards of Equalization and Appeals Course Available Online

New Local Government Financial Portal

July 2015 Capitol Connection E-News

Don’t Forget! Save the Date for Policy Committee Meetings

Register for the 2015 Legislative Leadership Conference

ACCG Webinar on Cell Tower Siting Set for August 4

Georgia DNR Board Adopts New Drought Management and Water Efficiency Rules

Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Marshland Buffers

Register for the 10th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Overtime Regulations

Georgia Association of EMS Accepting First Responder Grant Applications

Lowndes County Superior Court Reaches Decision on Section 42 Valuations

Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council Proposed Rules

June 2015 Capitol Connection E-News

2015 Legislative Leadership Conference Moves to Jekyll Island

Save the Date for Policy Committee Meetings

Waters of the U.S. Rule Announced

Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Marshland Buffers

Grant Information from Austin Scott’s Meeting

Propose Rule Changes from the Georgia Department of Revenue

Georgia Forestry Commission Holds Public Period for Updated Timber Harvesting Activity Form

Revised Impact Analysis on HB 170, 2015 Transportation Funding Act

Department of Revenue Releases Prepaid Local Motor Fuel Tax Bulletin

Jay Roberts Appointed to Serve as GDOT Planning Director

State Rep. Christian Coomer Named House Transportation Committee Chair

2015 Wage and Salary Survey

ACCG Webinar on Cell Tower Siting Set for August 4

May 2015 Capitol Connection E-News

2015 Policy Committee Issues Survey

ACCG and GMA Release Joint Comments on EPF Drought Rules

Georgia DOR Accepting Comments on Proposed Rule Changes to GATE Program

Final Legislative Update Available for Review

NACo Calls on congress to Repeal Excise Tax on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Top Four Juvenile Courts Recognized

Bureau of Justice Assistance Body-Worn Camera Project

Telehealth Grant Opportunity

Congressman Austin Scott to Host Grant Workshops in Houston and Lowndes Counties