Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
March 13, 2013
If the plan is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the state said, more than 20,000 homeowners, 5,000 renters and 10,000 businesses could get grants to help close the gap in the cost of repairing or rebuilding.
On the eve of a showdown in federal court over the future of California's prisons, Gov. Jerry Brown is speaking out about his view that the state is being forced to waste millions of tax dollars on federal oversight that is no longer necessary.
Local officials must lobby their congressional representatives to restore funding to key programs, particularly the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, says U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Source: Albany Times-Union | New York |
March 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said it will not comply with the provision of New York's new gun control law requiring mental health providers to report potentially dangerous individuals to state authorities.
The push for reliable roads and bridges is bringing together a strange-bedfellows coalition: not only cities and counties whose economies rely on such projects but also soybean farmers, truckers and state transit advocates.
Source: New York Times | California |
March 6, 2013
As the $85 billion in spending cuts slowly roll out nationwide, California officials are girding themselves for a blow not only to the state’s large military industry but also to its nascent economic recovery.
Public pension managers are gearing up for another battle against what they say would be costly -- and unnecessary -- accounting disclosure requirements being floated on Capitol Hill even as new disclosure rules take effect this summer.