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NACo’s comparison chart between the 1986 and 2015 WOTUS rules and the proposed rule

NACo’s comparison chart between the 1986 and 2015 WOTUS rules and the proposed rule

Following passage of the FY 2019 omnibus legislation in February, members of Congress have already initiated the FY 2020 appropriations cycle and are circulating letters of support – known as “Dear Colleagues” – for key federal programs important to counties.

Action Needed: Urge Your Members of Congress to Support CDBG, HOME and EDA

On March 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will award an opioid-crisis Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) to counties in Missouri and Washington state to combat the opioid epidemic.

DOL awards Dislocated Workers Grant to counties to combat the opioid epidemic

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NOAA Office for Coastal management Risk Communication Best Practices

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Coastal Resilience Index

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CHARM Model

Developing better interactions between citizens and government requires a human-centered approach to problem-solving. Often referred to as “Design Thinking,” the process itself focuses on the experience of the person — “the user” — needing to access a program or service.

Participants brainstorm during a NACo Legislative Conference workshop exploring how county services can better work together, especially during disasters. Photo by Hugh Clarke

Smarter Counties workshop uses ‘Design Thinking’

Since his victory speech in November 2016, President Trump has touted plans to rebuild American infrastructure.

More than two years later, nothing has materialized, though talk in the Capitol swirls around the opportunity for a bipartisan infrastructure bill in 2019.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) speaks to NACo members during a March 5 Capitol Hill briefing on the need for a new surface transportation bill. Photo by Denny Henry

Counties, Congress still looking for infrastructure fix

With sympathetic legislators in influential positions, county and congressional supporters of federal public lands policies feel they’re in a better place than ever to achieve long-term stability for crucial funding programs.

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) speaks to the crowd during the PILT and SRS press conference March 5 at the U.S. Capitol. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) stands to the left. Photo by Denny Henry

SRS supporters advocate for long-term funding

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Spotlight West Virginia This height comparison graphic gives you a new look at the New River Gorge Bridge. - By Carly Norosky
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Upcoming Dates

12 Jul
2019 NACo Conference and Exposition
07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019

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