NACo Sets 2012 Legislative Priorities

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors met last week to determine the Association’s 2012 legislative agenda.

2012 Legislative Priorities include:

  • Promote balanced approach to deficit reduction
  • Full funding for PILT
  • Reauthorize Secure Rural Schools
  • Strong rural development title in Farm Bill
  • Oppose shift of Medicaid/social services costs to counties
  • Reauthorize surface transportation/aviation programs
  • Eliminate the federal health benefits “inmate exception” for persons detained in county jails pending disposition of charges
  • Oppose unfunded mandates and preemptions of local governing authority.

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