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Posted on: December 7, 2018

GSA Survey Seeks Local Government Input on Broadband

As part of the MOBILE NOW Act, passed earlier this year, the Federal General Service Administration (GSA) has been tasked with providing a report and recommendations to Congress on how to best encourage voluntary state and local government participation i...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Colleagues Honor Retiring New Jersey Congressman

The U.S. Coast Guard’s $10 billion two-year appropriations bill, that has passed Congress and awaits the President’s signature, has been named The Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act. In naming the Act for the retiring New Jer...

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Federal Government
Posted on: December 3, 2018

BYOB Advertising Ban Found Unconstitutional

Last week, a federal judge ruled that New Jersey’s law prohibiting BYOB establishments from advertising their BYOB status violates constitutional free speech rights. The GJJM Enterprises, LLC v. NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control ruling effectively...

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Federal Government
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Water Infrastructure Funding Bills Enacted

On October 23, President Donald Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. This initiative was approved by Congress earlier last month. The new statute reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) at $50 milli...

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Federal Government
Posted on: November 2, 2018

FCC ROW Rules Take Effect Early 2019

As we previously noted, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules this September that restricts the kinds and types of limitations and standards that local governments can set for wireless facilities seeking access to the ROW. This include...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Comprehensive Anti-Opioid Abuse Measure Enacted

H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act will advance treatment and recovery initiatives, improve prevention, protect communities, and bolster efforts to fight dea...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Experts See Local, State, Federal Cooperation Key to Election Security

On Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington, federal election watchdogs conducted an election security briefing with state officials and members of Congress. William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, and Christopher Krebs, the ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization Advances

On Oct. 2 in Washington, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would renew the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which had lapsed on September 30. Since its creation in 1964, the fund has provided billi...

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