Federal and City Relations
The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.
“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.
More cities are expected to jump on the effort to overturn the ruling.
Proponents said the order will insure that delivery of faster wireless service occurs in more areas more quickly, but a key opponent called it “extraordinary federal overreach.”
The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation that takes aim at segregation, redlining, restrictive zoning, and the loss of equity by low-income homeowners.
Violent crimes dipped in the first year of the Trump administration, but that coincides with state and local strategies focused on community policing and criminal justice reforms.
Some town governments in Colorado's mountains are setting aside money to pay for U.S. Forest Service employees, hoping the extra staff can better maintain national forests that are crowded with tourists each summer.
Virgin Hyperloop One fancies itself a railroad, but the question is far from decided as the company nears the end of feasibility studies in several cities and states.
A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders say they're eager for capital to start flowing under the new economic development program.
State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.
“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.
The injunction preventing the Department of Justice from withholding them from certain cities is back in place.
While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.
Opportunity Starts at Now is focused on the widening gap between rent and income across the U.S.
Both Democrats and Republicans at a congressional hearing agreed that gaps in coverage are a problem. “We’ve got to kick somebody’s ass, truthfully,” said Sen. Jon Tester.
Despite calls for local control, communities are only given a limited set of tools and are facing historic fiscal pressures. That could be a looming problem for many cities, according to a new report.
The Federal Transit Administration said most projects haven’t met the grant requirements for consideration yet.
A federal appeals court ruled that the Chino Valley Unified School District's prayer policy violated the First Amendment.
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