Carson Says 'Opportunity Zones' Could Serve as CDBG Substitute

"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.

Trump’s Opioid Crisis Looks Similar, Yet Altogether Different From State and Local Experience

The president’s speech in New Hampshire had a mix of bipartisan solutions, along with highly political ideas and rhetoric that could destroy broad support for his initiative.

What Trump-era Economic Policies Mean to the Mayor of U.S. Steel’s Hometown

Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke with Route Fifty about the what she dislikes and likes about the tax overhaul, steel tariffs and education, as well as being sued for being a “welcoming city.”

Local Officials to FCC: We’re Not the Ones Impeding 5G

A group of mostly mayors encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to refocus its efforts on new broadband investment, instead of preempting their oversight of public rights of way.

Trump Administration Mum on Nationalizing 5G

The proposal is still on the table, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, though localities may find their authority on public rights of way preempted regardless.

5 Cabinet Secretaries Stump for Infrastructure Plan on Capitol Hill

The officials appeared before a Senate committee. Finding money for President Trump's public works plan remains a sticking point.

Senator Casts Doubt on Chances for New Infrastructure Grant Programs

Nebraska's Deb Fischer, who chairs a Senate transportation subcommittee, made her remarks as the Trump administration is stumping for three new, major public works grant initiatives.

5G Faceoff on Capitol Hill

Localities want more of a say in broadband policymaking. The U.S. wireless industry wants to win its race with China.

City Leaders Prepare for an Infrastructure Lobbying Push

The effort will take place this week as part of the National League of Cities 2018 Congressional City Conference.

Tax Reform Hurt Affordable Housing. This Bill Could Bring Some Back.

“We all know that current federal funding comes nowhere close to meeting the demand,” said Eve O’Toole, Holland and Knight local government group co-leader. “And we’re seeing those costs shifted to local government.”

The President of Everywhere, USA

We asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about a recent Politico headline, automation and much more at SXSW.

U.S. DOT Announces TIGER Grants Totaling Nearly $500 Million

The White House has called for axing the grant program in each of the two budget plans it has sent to Congress.

‘Evidence-Based’ Provisions Localities Are Backing in 2019 Appropriation Bills

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings are the only city officials to individually sign on.

Congress Kicks Off Discussions About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.

Democratic Congressman Looks to Rekindle Long-Dead Intergovernmental Commission

Rep. Gerry Connolly, of Virginia, also offered his views Tuesday on where things stand with a recently created U.S. House task force on intergovernmental issues.

233 Mayors Object to EPA's Proposal to Scrap Clean Power Plan

The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."

Rural Water Group Pushes for Technical Assistance Funding

Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.