What Democratic and Republican Mayors Agree On

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.

One City’s Solution for Airport Employees Working Without Pay

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.

Denver Offers $5,000 in Mortgage Aid for Eligible Federal Workers Hit by Shutdown

“We’re stepping up to support our federal employees," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

Will the FCC’s Small Cell Order Hinder 5G Deployment?

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.

Boston Looks to Shore Up Its Harbor Against Flooding in 2019

The city wants a $10 million federal grant to make its coastline more resilient ahead of disasters.

Shutdown Struggles Loom for Localities in Need of Infrastructure, Affordable Housing Funding

What’s currently a distraction for governments could soon turn into a more serious situation.

The Trickle-Down Impacts of the Federal Shutdown on States and Localities

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.

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

White House Will Launch Multi-Agency Council Focused on Opportunity Zones

The council will engage with state and local government officials on development in zones, a White House adviser said.

FCC’s Mobile Coverage Maps Leave Industry, Lawmakers Worried for Rural America

$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.

Cities Retrofit United Nations’ Goals to Remake the World

“The work of U.S. mayors and regional leaders has taken global center stage,” said the director of Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program.

HUD Secretary on Local Housing Regulations: ‘When in Doubt, Cut It Out’

Ben Carson criticized California's state and local rules, saying they exacerbate problems with affordability and contribute to homelessness.

Intergovernmental Commission Could Rise From The Dead

There's promise of a bipartisan bill that could restore the "ACIR."

Commission: Feds ‘Should Return to Vigorous Enforcement of Constitutional Policing’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Stronger-than-expected early snowfall in Northeast … Detroit mayor spied on … and N.M. cities sue state over tax money.

Flint Congressman Not Giving Up on Push to Assist Struggling Cities

Rep. Dan Kildee, of Michigan, believes his efforts could gain new traction in a Democratic controlled House.

Public Access Channels Threatened Under FCC Proposal, Advocates Say

Proponents, however, argue changes are needed because localities charge licensing fees at the expense of cable companies’ efforts to expand broadband access.