State and City Relations
City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.
Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.
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The National League of Cities released an updated report this week on the number of states that have laws preempting local power in certain policy areas.
The state will soon offer information security training local governments should consider to help avoid a crisis of Atlanta proportions.
From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.
The fiscal future now looks more stable for Pennsylvania’s second-largest city.
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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.
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The city’s recovery has “captured the attention of the nation, and, frankly, the world,” according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.
Route Fifty’s 2018 Management Survey reveals an emerging hindrance to sound budget planning at the state and local levels.
Despite plastic bag bans in places like California showing signs of success, a growing number of states are enacting prohibitions on banning plastic bags.
But there appears to be a limited appetite for such a proposal among Republicans in Congress.
Administration officials told the lawmakers to expect more details about the proposal around the time of the president's State of the Union address, Sen. John Barrasso said Wednesday.
But some city hall leaders say they can’t necessarily rely on states for cyber aid because many are busy trying to deal with their own cyber preparedness.
Detecting trouble early gives states and local governments more flexibility to solve a local government’s fiscal challenges.
House Ways and Means Democrats and Republicans sparred Tuesday over the so-called SALT deduction.
But Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady declined to speculate on the odds a property tax deduction cap would be raised above $10,000.
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