State and Federal Relations
Low Federal Reserve interest rates are a concern as well when it comes to how the nation will respond to the next recession.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is asking leaders on Capitol Hill to refrain from legislating around the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision.
The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.
Only eight railroads are expected to deploy positive train control, designed to prevent human-caused accidents, by the Dec. 31 deadline, according to a new GAO report.
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.
Governor Jerry Brown is pushing the boundaries of what a single state can do to combat the threat, which grows more tangible with each record wildfire and hurricane.
Some state and local government leaders have chafed at the cap on the so-called SALT deduction.
The utility group wants the changes included in a final version of water infrastructure legislation taking shape in Congress.
The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.
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State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.
The Senate Intelligence Committee also touted the Voting Village’s efforts to probe election equipment while chastising its naysayers.
Congress has repeatedly made clear its position against doing so, but new reports say Trump’s Education Department is considering allowing states to use grants to purchase firearms for school districts.
The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS released their highly anticipated regulatory proposal on Thursday.
Jim Condos says the latest draft will force states like his to spend more money on auditing. Meanwhile, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission says states are focused on cybersecurity ahead of 2018 midterms.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is launching a task force to look at landlord participation in the program.
Arkansas state officials say new requirements will help people get into the workforce. Advocates, however, contend they will just kick people out of the insurance program.
The new strategy includes increased logging and prescribed burns.
Two disasters in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a physical thing.
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