As local leaders urge more funding for cities, Congress is locked in a stalemate over funding priorities.
Labor groups representing hundreds of thousands of public employees want to see Congress funnel at least another $300 billion to state and local governments.
With tax revenues down sharply, all local governments are hurting. But leaders of small and mid-sized jurisdictions in particular are arguing that they need more support.
The latest Senate bill would pit businesses and state and local governments against each other for $500 billion in economic stabilization loans, while a House proposal would set aside $200 billion for states and another pot for localities.
City mayors are asking for direct funding they can use to help residents as federal lawmakers turn to a third bill to provide economic stimulus amid the pandemic.
Catholic Social Services is fighting Philadelphia’s decision to stop working with the foster agency because it will not place children with same-sex couples.
Trump’s $4.89 trillion budget proposal faces an uphill battle with Democrats in Congress, who were critical of domestic spending cuts.
A local government official says the federal government could help by setting standards that make clear what plastics are recyclable.
On the eve of an impeachment vote, President Trump underscored a recent agreement that he said will restore the United States’ “manufacturing might.”
A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local governments to block the resettlement of refugees within their borders.
Just five U.S. metro areas were home to more than 90% of tech sector growth between 2005 and 2017. How can policymakers change that?
The local leaders also address a range of other issues in their new platform that they want presidential candidates and other contenders for federal office to take notice of.
Two new bills would provide funding for state and local governments to better educate consumers about what can and cannot be recycled in an effort to reduce waste.
The New York City case gives the court a chance to tighten the standards that lower courts use to decide whether firearms regulations are constitutional.
The open-source software is already being piloted in at least six states and officials say it can help authenticate results in 2020.
Six members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to Airbnb to request a briefing to address concerns about the company’s ability to vet rentals.
A coalition of 88 mayors sent a letter to the State Department decrying President Trump’s executive order, which they said would “lead to a patchwork of conflicting policies.”
Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs expressed support for a bill that would encourage state and local governments to consider manufactured homes as part of affordable housing strategies.
A new U.S. Senate bill comes amid concerns that online criminals can “spoof” the public with fake government websites.
More than 300 municipalities have received designations from SolSmart, a national program that helps streamline permitting and zoning processes to make solar easier to obtain for residents and businesses.
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