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The key to getting broadband to rural areas — and to people who can’t afford it even if they have access — is collaboration, a panel of speakers said Wednesday, May 15, on Day 3 of Infrastructure Week.

(Left to right): Moderator Christopher Ali, assistant professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia; Craig Eccher, president and CEO, Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Pennsylvania; Corina Lopez, vice mayor, San Leandro, Calif. and Randy Maluchnik, Carver County, Minn. Commissioner discuss challenges of building out broadband in their communities during a panel discussion Wednesday. Photo by Chris Wathen

Collaboration key to building out broadband, panelists say

Smart infrastructure was the main topic of discussion Tuesday at the “Smart Infrastructure Summit: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure at the Local Level” for the second day of Infrastructure Week 2019.

Carver County, Minn. Commissioner Randy Maluchnik discusses the role of local leadership in smart technology Tuesday on the second day of Infrastructure Week 2019, in Washington, D.C. Maluchnik, who chairs NACo’s Transportation Steering Committee, is joined on the panel by Fremont, Calif. Mayor Lily Mei and moderator Zachary Schafer, CEO of Infrastructure Week. Photo by Chris Wathen

Infrastructure Week highlights technology and security

On April 30, U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) introduced draft legislation that would improve the quality and accessibility of affordable housing, while providing new funding and program resources to counties.

Draft legislation introduced to improve quality and accessibility of affordable housing

On May 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $19.1 billion disaster aid supplemental (H.R. 2157) that would provide additional funding for projects stemming from 2018 disasters, as well as recent flooding in the Midwest, on a bipartisan vote of 257-250.

National Flood Insurance Program extension included in $19.1 billion disaster aid supplemental

Join the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for a breakfast conversation about the state of the urban-rural divide and efforts by community leaders to bridge the broadband gap.

Panel Discussion: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide with Broadband

Over the last decade, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made several attempts to increase the salary threshold for overtime pay for executive, administrative and professional employees. On March 22, DOL released its latest Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to update the overtime pay threshold.

NACo releases analysis of DOL overtime pay rule

The current and future state of infrastructure across the country was front and center Monday morning in Washington, D.C., where NACo and others kicked off Infrastructure Week 2019.

Gary Moore, second vice president of NACo and judge-executive in Boone County, Ky. and Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. and president of the National League of Cities discuss infrastructure issues from local government’s perspectives.

NACo kicks off Infrastructure Week 2019 in Washington D.C.



A stadium home to the Oakland A’s in ALAMEDA COUNTY may be fully owned by the baseball team after county supervisors voted to transfer the county’s half ownership, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The county and the Oakland A’s currently co-own the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Supervisors voted to start a final process of transferring the county’s ownership to the Oakland A’s for a price of $85 million. The baseball team plans to move to another site in the city and is considering turning the Coliseum into a “Roman ruin-like multi-sports facility” with parks, housing and a technology campus. Photo credit: Oakland Athletics

News From Across the Nation - May 13, 2019

The holiday which just passed is a particularly meaningful time for the HR Doctor.  I was the only child of a disabled mom who contracted polio as an infant.

Mother Remembered

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