January County Explorer update: SNAP benefits, childhood poverty and more
New data in January: SNAP benefits, SNAP recipient households, childhood poverty, Medicaid and CHIP benefits, human services expenditures and state homelessnessJanuary County Explorer update: SNAP benefits, childhood poverty and more
House passes bipartisan TANF funding extension
Upcoming NACo WEBINAR: What’s Next for WOTUS and the Federal Clean Water Act?
On February 4, NACo will host a webinar with the State and Local Legal Center on the proposed update to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps.).Upcoming NACo WEBINAR: What’s Next for WOTUS and the Federal Clean Water Act?
Counties step up during federal shutdown
When Montgomery County, Md. Councilmember Tom Hucker put out word that he was hosting a “Shutdown Social” potluck for federal workers furloughed due to the government shutdown, he had no idea that more than 600 people would show up.
Montgomery County, Md. Councilmember Tom Hucker greets attendees at a “Shutdown Social” he organized for furloughed federal employees. County housing and human services departments answered questions from concerned residents. Photo by Dave Asche
The Foundation of Success Is a Positive Mindset
Leadership. Just reading the word leadership likely creates in your mind an image of someone who has inspired you, challenged you, encouraged you and helped you to believe in yourself. It’s likely someone you admire. Who is that person?The Foundation of Success Is a Positive Mindset
News From Across the Nation - Jan. 21, 2019
If landowners in LANCASTER COUNTY have wind turbines on their property, they get a little more leeway with their noise level after commissioners raised the decibel level standard. Lancaster County approved strict noise level requirements for wind farms in 2015 that wind energy supporters said would discourage projects in the county. Those rules established noise level limits of 40 decibels in the day and 37 decibels at night for wind turbines, measured from the home, The Lincoln Journal Star reported. The new rules set a 50-decibel upper limit around the clock for property owners who are part of the project.
USDA proposes expanding SNAP work requirements
A proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation would more strictly enforce work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).USDA proposes expanding SNAP work requirements