Cities And Counties Unlikely To Heed FDA Warning On Importing Foreign Drugs

The localities use CanaRx to connect their workers with pharmacies in Canada and other places to fill prescriptions.

Counties Push for Sustainable Public Lands Payment Programs

Local and federal officials argue two funding streams they count on are part of a “social safety net” for primarily rural, Western jurisdictions.

Finding the Flaws in the Federal Broadband Maps

Frustrated with the FCC maps, the National Association of Counties and other federal agencies are looking to figure out which communities lack broadband access.

This Rural Priority Won Big in the Federal Spending Bill

Some infrastructure funding was included in the final legislation signed by President Trump last week.

Trump Short on Infrastructure Details in State of the Union

The president said it's time to deal with ‘crumbling infrastructure,’ but delivered no concrete ideas on how to invest.

Federal Agencies Ramp Up Classified Plans to Protect 2020 Elections

The departments of Justice and Homeland Security delivered their joint review of meddling during 2018 to the White House.

A Prolonged Shutdown Will Hit Counties With Tight Cash Flows Hardest

From wildfire prevention efforts to farm loans to mass transit, here are the latest potential casualties of a long-term funding hiatus.

Jails May Not Be Able to Hold Juveniles Pretrial Much Longer

Local governments would have three years to find space for youths elsewhere, space a recent UCLA Law School report argues already exists.

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.

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.

Intergovernmental Commission Could Rise From The Dead

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

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.

DHS Preps Extra Cyber Support for States with Close Midterm Races

The tightness of an election is just one factor to guide where the Homeland Security Department will field its Election Day cybersecurity teams.

Election Day Security Chat Room Will Be Open to More Than 3,000 County-Level Officials

The chat room will operate on an unclassified level and invite participation from across U.S. counties, a federal official said.

Congress, More Than a Dozen States Consider Legislation to Expand Broadband Access

Most efforts aimed at increasing spending, streamlining regulations.

Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.

On the Front Lines of Wildfires, Counties Fear Waning Funding

COMMENTARY | County officials say that "payments in lieu of taxes" are necessary for providing key services, including fighting wildfires.