NARC Calls on Senate Leaders to Consider S 2848

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NARC Calls on Senate Leaders to Consider S 2848

Last week, NARC joined with other local government organizations calling on Senate leaders to bring up the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) S 2848 for debate this summer.  The $9 billion bill authorizes flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was adopted by a Senate panel last…

DOL’s Highly Anticipated & Controversial Overtime Pay Rule

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated and controversial overtime pay rule which will go into effect on December 1, 2016. DOL last updated the regulations in 2004. The new rule focuses primarily in updating salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from…

NARC and Esri Combine Forces to Build Regional Collaboration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2016) – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) and Esri, the world leader in geographic information systems (GIS), are proud to announce their partnership to bring a wide range of resources to NARC members.  Working with Esri, NARC will be able to develop maps and applications that will allow the…

New Study Finds that Rural Broadband Holds Economic Benefits for All

A post by Sarah Reed More widespread access to broadband service in smaller, rural communities has significant economic benefits for both rural and urban areas, according to a new study from the Hudson Institute entitled The Economic Impact of Rural Broadband. The report finds that economic benefits are dispersed more heavily towards urban areas, with…

Advanced Copy of FHWA NPRM

Earlier today, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released on its website a copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing national performance measures regarding performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and the CMAQ program. (Note that this is an advanced copy of the NPRM; the official version will…

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