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Aug 20

Local Finance Notice 2021-13 ARP Supplemental Compliance & Reporting Guidance

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on August 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM by Legislative Staff

This week, the Division of Local Government Services released Local Finance Notice 2021-13, American Rescue Plan (ARP) Supplemental Compliance & Reporting Guidance. While much of the material will be familiar based on information previously shared by the League on the Federal Page and recent blog posts, there is further specific guidance on...

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Aug 13

Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Congress to Consider

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on August 13, 2021 at 9:37 AM by Taran Samhammer

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), by a vote of 69-30, which represents a significant step forward on $550 billion in new federal investments in America's infrastructure that cities and towns can benefit from. The bill now moves to the House, where Speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to bringing the bill up along with the reconciliation instructions. However, it is not guaranteed that the House will pass the current bill.  

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Apr 07

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Public Listening Activities

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 7, 2021 at 4:14 PM by Legislative Staff

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced listening sessions and roundtables to obtain input on the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The comment period ends on June 17, 2021. The impact of lead exposure, including through drinking water, is a public health issue of paramount importance. The goal of public engagement is to obtain further input on EPA's LCRR, including from individuals and communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water.

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