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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.
The bottom line is future elections are in danger of Russian meddling and we haven’t done enough to secure them.
Secretaries of state are adamant they lack the money needed to comply with Senate Intelligence recommendations they update their election infrastructure. They’ll make their case before the committee Wednesday.
"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.
The state bills vary in scope, but their intent is clear—to get rid of chemicals that have been found by scientists to pose more risks than rewards.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
March 20, 2018
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.
Talks are ongoing between the U.S., Canada and Mexico over the future of the trade deal, which President Trump has criticized.
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.
The officials appeared before a Senate committee. Finding money for President Trump's public works plan remains a sticking point.
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.
The Affordable Care Act’s extension of public insurance to poor adults might finally make its way into every state. But those inroads could come with a cost.
, The Atlantic
March 13, 2018
Localities want more of a say in broadband policymaking. The U.S. wireless industry wants to win its race with China.
The White House has called for axing the grant program in each of the two budget plans it has sent to Congress.
“To fully address the crisis we have to treat it as a health care issue, as a child welfare issue and as a drain on our local economies,” said U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state.
Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.
There’s little research on whether foreign trade zones help or hurt the economy, or encourage companies to employ more workers than they otherwise would.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
March 7, 2018
Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, says he’ll “stay the course and enforce all our laws and protect all our people.”
An international tit-for-tat could have consequences for Kentucky and other regional economies.
The state executives are often seeking foreign direct investment and cutting trade deals, though they’re admittedly no substitute for presidential leadership.
There were frictions over issues involving funding and environmental permitting in a hearing on Thursday.
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