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In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.
Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.
“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."
The chair of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hopes to set post-net-neutrality rules for internet service providers—and ensure that states don’t interfere.
On a 227-203 party-line vote, the House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching, $1.5 trillion revision of the tax code, cutting rates for corporations, small businesses and individuals.
, The Atlantic
Hepatitis A and tax reform are more intertwined than you might think.
An earlier House-approved version of the legislation would have exposed some public pension investments to federal taxation.
Language in the net neutrality repeal sets the groundwork for an attempt to aggressively constrain and eliminate state and local regulations.
Here's a rundown of some of the major provisions that have implications for state and local governments.
Among the criticisms the business tycoon and ex NYC mayor lodges against the legislation: Restricting state and local tax deductions will mean less local investment for infrastructure.
Property, income and sales taxes would be covered under the emerging plan, which would differ sharply from current law.
But Republican negotiators in the House and Senate were mum Tuesday on specifics that could affect states and localities.
Democratic senators signaled they’re willing to increase border security to get a deal done, so long as a “pathway to citizenship” is assured and additional immigration enforcement provisions tabled.
Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”
HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.
GOP leaders in the House and Senate have voiced an openness to including a limited deduction for state and local income taxes as they move toward finalizing their tax code rewrite.
The city needs the federal government's cooperation to make its climate-change resiliency plan work.
An adviser to the president last week offered an update on the Trump administration's forthcoming infrastructure plan.
Changes would probably have varying impacts across states and could have considerable effects on state revenue.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
The legislation passed 51-49, without Democratic support. One credit rating agency described the bill as "negative overall for state and local government finances."
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