Connecting state and local government leaders
From finance to health care to transportation, there are plenty of policy priorities for state and local governments in the nation’s capital and beyond as the new Trump administration continues to take shape.
With President Trump in the White House and his fellow Republicans in control of Congress, leaders in state, county and municipal governments have been watching what’s playing out in the halls of power in Washington, D.C., and how that could impact their communities on a variety of fronts, including health care, infrastructure, economic development and finance, among other issues.
At the same time, local governments are watching their state legislatures, many of which are asserting more jurisdictional control over what cities and counties can and can’t do.
In late February, Trump adviser Steve Bannon told the Conservative Political Action Conference the changes ahead will usher in a “deconstruction of the administrative state.” There’s a lot in flux and more intergovernmental disruption should be expected.
What's at stake for state and local governments?
Our new ebook, “Navigating America’s Tough Intergovernmental Challenges,” which is free and ready to download, features a selection of recent stories from Route Fifty’s reporters and editors highlighting research and policy discussions from a handful of winter meetings held by state and local government associations in D.C., plus congressional hearings on Capitol Hill.
Michael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive's Route Fifty and is based in Seattle.