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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Senate Rejects Administration ‘Claw-back’ Proposal

On Wednesday, in Washington, with a 48-50 vote, the United State Senate rejected the Administration’s rescission bill. In addition to questions about proposed cuts to certain programs, a number of legislators from both parties were concerned tha...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 1, 2018

House Committee Releases FY '19 Transportation & Housing Appropriations

Thanks to the leadership provided by Committee Chair and New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, late last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Officials' Social Media Impacted by Federal Court Ruling

On Wednesday, a Federal Judge in the Southern District of New York ruled President Donald Trump’s personal Twitter account to be a designated public forum and therefore blocking individuals from viewing his Twitter account is a violation of the First Amen...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 25, 2018

US Senate Stalls on NFIP Reauthorization

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which provides flood coverage for more than 22,000 American communities, was originally set to expire last fall. Although the House of Representatives passed legislation, entitled the 21st Century Flood Reform ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Local Government Funding Maintained in Federal Budget Draft

The annual Congressional Appropriations process begins with the introduction and consideration of 12 annual spending bills, each focused on one or more areas of Federal spending. The bills are put together by the subcommittees of the Senate and House Appr...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 18, 2018

SCOTUS Decision Opens Sports Wagering Door

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its highly anticipated decision in Murphy v. NCAA (formerly Christie v. NCAA). The divided Court overturned the lower court’s decision and found that the Federal law known as the Profession...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Grant: COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office has announced the availability of theCOPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program, a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admi...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Grant: COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office has announced the availability of the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) grant funding opportunity, a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement a...

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Federal Government
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Water Infrastructure Loan Availability

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of the second round of funding for water infrastructure projects under the EPA's Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA is seeking Letters of In...

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Federal Government