For Local Governments, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a First Step

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.

'Federally Supported, State Managed, Locally Executed' Disaster Recovery

FEMA wants state and local governments to play a 'larger role' post-disaster while shifting those funds to mitigation.

The White House Is Finally Revealing Its Infrastructure Plan

States and localities would play a big role in reaching the Trump administration's $1.5 trillion goal for investment in public works.

House Dems Call for 5 Times More Infrastructure Spending Than What's Expected in Trump's Plan

"The president talks a big act, but then he proposes a small bill," according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Smart Technology Must Be Part of the U.S. Infrastructure Discussion, Too

Q&A: Security and privacy issues will abound if they go unaddressed as cities increasingly install smart infrastructure, according to federal officials.

In State of the Union, Trump Calls for Infrastructure Bill With Heavy State and Local Involvement

"Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment," the president said.

Is Trump Driving a Partisan Wedge Between Mayors?

The U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting in D.C. highlighted complicated political terrain city officials are trying to navigate.

Coalitions in U.S. Cities Are Vital in Meeting Key Paris Agreement Goals

Collaboration between mayors and organizations will make or break emissions targets.

Justice Department Tests Mayors With Its Latest Threat on Immigration Enforcement

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.”

San José Mayor Quits FCC Broadband Group Citing ‘Predetermined, Industry-Favoring Outcome’

Liccardo’s resignation reflected critic’s frustration over the committee focus on industry concerns with state and local government.

Don't Expect Trump's Infrastructure Plan to Propose New Revenue

White House adviser DJ Gribbin also told mayors the plan would not propose cuts to existing, "formula" funding programs, like the Highway Trust Fund.

DOJ Sideswipes Mayors Gathering With Immigration Subpoena Threat

"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.

Dear State and Local Gov: FCC Chair Ajit Pai Is Just Not That Into You

Pai even blew up an intergovernmental advisory committee after members asked to talk to him about its future.

A Breakdown of the Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan

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.

Is 2018 the Year Congress Finally Passes 'Dig Once' Broadband Legislation?

Advocates worry the allure of Trump’s elusive infrastructure package is stalling improved Internet access, particularly in rural America.

Latest Round of Federal Homeless Assistance Won’t Necessarily Cover Community Losses

In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.

This Winter, Chattanooga Homeless Veterans Feeling HUD’s Summer Funding Cuts

Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.

Is the Tax Fight Over the SALT Deduction a Sign of Waning State and Local Influence on Capitol Hill?

“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."

Blackburn Seeks to ‘Preempt State Law With Respect to Internet Openness’

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.