Federal and City Relations
The new BUILD program will replace Obama-era TIGER grants.
Most states already prohibit local efforts to restrict the chemicals.
Bipartisan legislation would create a four-year pilot project within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.
Local officials have pushed for hazard mitigation funds as well as outstanding FEMA reimbursements.
The U.S. Supreme Court is the quickest path to a national ruling that frees up $250 million and counting in Byrne JAG funds—possibly as soon as June 2019.
The Pentagon is offering an alternative to closing bases, and Congress should support it.
Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.
The funding is slated to go to 139 projects around the U.S.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is joining the legal action as well.
Advocates of the Center City Connector fear that if the project is scuttled, federal funding for other local transportation priorities could end up in jeopardy.
Findlay, Ohio broke ties with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after a decade of frustration and flooding. Now their mayor wants the feds to change how they do business.
The president will highlight his public works plan in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday.
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"If we’re going to be effective, we need to be nimble and bring the medication to them instead of asking everybody to trudge across town to get their daily dose at a fixed facility,” according to Brad Finegood, a behavioral health official in King County, Washington.
Only states and localities with their own historic preservation and environmental review processes will be able to mandate them.
The legislation would beef-up Community Development Block Grant funding and TIGER grants would triple compared to FY 17. There are other notable increases as well.
"I suspect we may be asking ourselves: 'How can we use all this money?'" Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said as he touted the program, created in last year's tax overhaul.
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