This weekend the National Association of Counties (NACo) met in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina for the NACo Annual Conference and Business Meeting.
After several days of meetings and educational sessions, with sharing of best practices from county officials and experts from across the country, the Association met to approve resolutions that will guide NACo’s advocacy in Congress, and to confirm the new NACo President, Sallie Clark of El Paso County, Colorado.
The resolutions approved by the Board included a new resolution on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Waters of the U.S Rule, a Resolution Opposing New Taxes on Health Care Benefits (referring to the ACA’s excise tax or Cadillac Tax), and a Resolution on the Marketplace Fairness Act, among many others. The resolutions approved by the Board were adopted in Monday’s business meeting.
The Resolution on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Final Waters of the U.S Rule states,
NACo supports S. 1140 or other similar legislative vehicles which would withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) “waters of the U.S.” rule and restart the rule-making process and would also require the agencies to work more closely with state and local governments to find consensus in a rewrite of the “waters of the U.S.” rule.
To hear about NACo’s advocacy on these issues and others affecting the Northeast US throughout the year, join the Northeast Regional Caucus’s Monthly Conference Calls (announced on this website), or join a NACo Steering Committee on the subject-matter that interests you.