Each day, we face persistent and costly threats to the interests of county government and your local residents at the federal level. We continue to fight federal attempts to rollback tax-exempt municipal bonds for county infrastructure improvements, resulting in billions of dollars in increased interest payments for counties and local residents. We are confronted daily with new proposed regulations, such as EPA’s Waters of the United States rulemaking, which would delay and drive up costs for routine county road maintenance.
These are just two examples of the amazing diversity of federal policy issues involving county government. As outlined in the Annual Report, NACo is tackling the full range of county issues at the federal level, from transportation and infrastructure to health and human services to public lands and environmental stewardship to justice and public safety. This is a never-ending, yet essential role for NACo.
NACo’s primary purpose as a representative of county governments is to ensure that America remains the greatest place to raise a family, earn a respectable wage, pursue a business dream, live with dignity and freedom, and enjoy our country’s beauty. This report shows how we have expanded our advocacy, professional development, research and peer networking services to assist you and your colleagues in leading our local communities.
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