Mayors Get Involved in FCC Net Neutrality Vote Debate

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Mayors Get Involved in FCC Net Neutrality Vote Debate

Approximately sixty mayors signed a letter opposing the repeal of net neutrality regulations in anticipation of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Thursday. They fear that the repeal could lead to digital inequality, putting low-income users at risk of getting left behind because they cannot afford the premium Internet speed and availability packages. The…

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development & Reauthorization Act

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Association of Counties today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017): “We commend members of the U.S. House of Representatives for passing this important legislation…

CHIP Extended Five Years

On Friday, the House passed a bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years, which ran out of funding at the end of September and forced some states to cut benefits for low-income children that did not qualify for Medicaid coverage. Most Democrats voted against the bill because of the way…

Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic a National Public Emergency

Last Thursday, the administration officially declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Trump directed Health and Human Services Acting Secretary Eric Hargan to declare the emergency under the Public Health Services Act. This action will make federal agencies provide more funding from their current budgets. This declaration does not allow the federal government…

Maine Using Creative Workforce Programs to Improve State Economy

The Maine unemployment rate hit a 40-year low of three percent this spring. While some were quick to applaud political actions, others were more convinced the success had to do with workforce programs. The state has grown concerned about its shrinking population and deep skills gap, so new workforce programs are underway to connect understaffed…

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