On August 1, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted several orders that will have a significant impact on counties across the country. The approved provisions included proposals aimed at developing high-speed broadband services in rural areas and improving broadband mapping accuracy – two major county priorities.

Recent FCC Orders Create Opportunities and Challenges for Counties

Photos from Washington, D.C. and counties across the country.

This Week in Photos: Aug. 11 – 17

On August 12, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unveiled final revisions to regulations for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This process began two years ago when DOI and Commerce first began soliciting input on possible ESA regulatory updates.

Endangered Species Act updates reflect county priorities

On August 6, President Trump signed into law the Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act (P.L. 116-39), a legislative package containing measures to improve care coordination within Medicaid.

President signs Medicaid bill reauthorizing coordinated care programs important to counties

On August 12, the U.S.

DHS finalizes rule reshaping eligibility for federal assistance

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From the Director

26 March 2019
Another session of the WV Legislature has been completed, and WVACo found success this year in passi...
05 October 2018
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05 October 2018
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