Friendly Regional Competition: SEMCOG and MORPC Compete on Census Response Levels

The countdown for the 2020 Census is now reaching single digits as households begin receiving census packets in less than a week. Two regional councils, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) have entered a friendly competition to see which region can receive the highest percentage of Census responses.

A Brief Update on SALT Deduction Cap Legislation

Just before leaving for their holiday recess, the House passed legislation that would suspend the $10,000 cap for state and local (SALT) tax deductions. Here’s a brief update on SALT deduction legislation.

2019: A Year in Review

On behalf of the NARC staff, thank you for all of your support during the past year. Here is a quick look back at all of our successes in 2019.

The California Emissions Standards Situation and Regions

In July of this year, California and four major automakers, BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagon, reached an agreement over a framework for setting Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards through the year 2026. Following the announcement of the framework, the Trump administration began pushing back against California and the four automakers.

It’s NARC Membership Week: Thanks for being a NARC member

During the week of September 23rd, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) will be celebrating our first Membership Week! This week is all about you, because without your support and leadership, NARC would not be able to bring regional councils across the country together and advocate for regional solutions.

Don’t Miss These Upcoming NARC Webinars!

Check Out NARC’s Upcoming Webinar Schedule:

FY 2020 Appropriations Update
September 18, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

OAA Reauthorization Advocacy Tips and Tools
September 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Back to School: Preparing the Next Generation of Regional Leaders

With new backpacks and school supplies in tow, students across the country are heading back to school. They probably are not thinking about the regional planning that went into creating the transportation system that brought them to school. Some regional councils are trying to teach the next generation that even being as young as they are, they can significantly impact their communities.