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Including for so-called "circuit rider” programs that involve experts who visit communities to help them out with drinking water and wastewater issues.
The proposal may not align perfectly with what many local officials are looking for. But they’re pleased to see it fueling further discussion in D.C. about infrastructure.
FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.
States and localities would play a big role in reaching the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion goal for investment in public works.
"The president talks a big act, but then he proposes a small bill," according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.
"Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment," the president said.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting in D.C. highlighted complicated political terrain city officials are trying to navigate.
Collaboration between mayors and organizations will make or break emissions targets.
By delaying law enforcement funds to all jurisdictions, Attorney General Jeff Sessions aims to further vilify “sanctuary cities.” “The stakes for cities here are very high.”
Liccardo’s resignation reflected critic’s frustration over the committee focus on industry concerns with state and local government.
White House adviser DJ Gribbin also told mayors the plan would not propose cuts to existing, "formula" funding programs, like the Highway Trust Fund.
"As we stand here, we have 23 of our mayors that are now under threat of prosecution, because of something that the president has called 'sanctuary cities,'" said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Pai even blew up an intergovernmental advisory committee after members asked to talk to him about its future.
The 6-page document, published by Axios and Politico, shows what may be taking shape as the White House looks to formally release its proposal.
Advocates worry the allure of Trump’s elusive infrastructure package is stalling improved Internet access, particularly in rural America.
In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.
Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.
“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."
The chair of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hopes to set post-net-neutrality rules for internet service providers—and ensure that states don’t interfere.
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