Infrastructure, Health, Environment Issues Top National County Association Agenda

The National Association of Counties (NACo) priorities for 2018 include infrastructure, substance abuse treatment, and a better definition of waters of the US.

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NACo represents county governments in policy debates in the nation’s capital.

From NACo:

In addition to preserving local decision making, protecting counties from unfunded mandates and local preemption and strengthening the federal-state-local partnership, NACo will focus on the following:

  • PROMOTE COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES
  • SUPPORT THE PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT) AND SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS (SRS) PROGRAMS  
  • SUPPORT POLICIES TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND JUSTICE REFORM
  • PROTECT THE FEDERAL-STATE-LOCAL PARTNERSHIP FOR MEDICAID
  • WORK TOWARDS A MORE EFFECTIVE DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE U.S.
  • SUPPORT COUNTY AUTHORITY TO COLLECT EXISTING SALES TAX
  • SUPPORT PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST COUNTIES TO PREVENT AND REDUCE POVERTY
  • SUPPORT A COMPREHENSIVE LONG-TERM FARM BILL REAUTHORIZATION

For more information see the full description of NACo’s priorities.