Federal and City Relations
Mayors called on leaders in Washington to reopen the government, while highlighting their efforts to help federal employees and others hurt by the shutdown.
Federal and City Relations
Mayors of all stripes are frustrated with the effects of rising housing costs, but disagree on a range of other issues, according to the 2018 Menino Survey.
San José is considering a short-term, no-interest loan program to keep air traffic controllers, TSA screeners and customs officers at their posts during the federal shutdown.
“We’re stepping up to support our federal employees," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
If cities are to be 5G hubs and close their digital divides, they should be freed up to build out networks, policy experts argued Tuesday.
The city wants a $10 million federal grant to make its coastline more resilient ahead of disasters.
President Trump is planning a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday.
What’s currently a distraction for governments could soon turn into a more serious situation.
The disruption in Washington, D.C. “could have a significant impact,” if there is a protracted partial shutdown, according to Steve Benjamin, the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
HUD Took Over a Town’s Housing Authority 22 Years Ago. Now the Authority’s Broke and Residents Are Being Pushed Out.
ProPublica and The Southern Illinoisan look at what is happening in one of Missouri's poorest towns.
But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.
The council will engage with state and local government officials on development in zones, a White House adviser said.
$4.53 billion in federal funds are in limbo, while some are wondering if another $10 billion is needed to get Next Generation 9-1-1 off the ground in outlying areas.
Before States and Localities Can Respond to Disasters, FEMA Must Coordinate Advance Contracts Better
A new federal report report on 2017 advance contracts found the agency’s coordination on disaster response remains wanting.
“The work of U.S. mayors and regional leaders has taken global center stage,” said the director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program.
Ben Carson criticized California's state and local rules, saying they exacerbate problems with affordability and contribute to homelessness.
There's promise of a bipartisan bill that could restore the "ACIR."
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Stronger-than-expected early snowfall in Northeast … Detroit mayor spied on … and N.M. cities sue state over tax money.
Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.
Proponents, however, argue changes are needed because localities charge licensing fees at the expense of cable companies’ efforts to expand broadband access.
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