This Florida County Will Use Drones for Mosquito Control

Lee County is one of 10 government entities participating in a federal drone pilot program, but will be the only one to deploy the technology for pest control.

What the House Water Resources Development Bill Leaves Out

Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.

There's Fresh Interest in Reviving an Old Intergovernmental Commission

A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan 'Not Dead,' GOP Senator Says

"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.

Tension Bubbles Up Over Water Infrastructure Bill in Senate

The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.

Water Infrastructure Bill Offers a Kumbaya Moment on Capitol Hill

“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Senators Look at Policing Practices by Federal Land Management Agencies

“This issue is of great concern to communities throughout the West,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. “Increasingly, these communities find themselves as targets of overly zealous federal law-enforcement operations.”

Senate Lawmakers Seek to Extend Waterworks Financing Program

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act would be authorized through 2021 under a bill released Thursday.

House Proposal Would Pump More Funding to Army Corps

The House Appropriations Committee included the spending increase in fiscal 2019 legislation for water and energy programs.

Chinese Tariffs Will Hit California's Most Vulnerable Counties Hardest

The Trump administration's escalating trade disagreement with China doesn't bode well for eight counties with high unemployment.

The Feds Outlawed a Key State and Local Refinancing Tool. Now What?

Tax-exempt advance refunding helped state and local governments save billions of dollars in recent years.

Local Leaders Visit D.C. to Oppose Possible Spending Clawbacks, Cuts

Mayors and others who took part in the lobbying effort are part of a newly formed coalition of small and mid-sized communities.

House Farm Bill Would Preempt Local Pesticide Regulations

Most states already prohibit local efforts to restrict the chemicals.

Dispute Over Florida Passenger Rail Project Gets Airing in Congress

The rail controversy has lawmakers raising questions about guidelines for tax-exempt private activity bonds.

Feds Invite State and Local Agencies to Take Part in Disaster Exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's latest National Level Exercise will take place April 30 to May 11.

Trump to Stump for Infrastructure—Again

The president will highlight his public works plan in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday.

Federal Ban on Methadone Vans Seen as Barrier to Treatment

"If we’re going to be effective, we need to be nimble and bring the medication to them instead of asking everybody to trudge across town to get their daily dose at a fixed facility,” according to Brad Finegood, a behavioral health official in King County, Washington.