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July 5, 2010 Vol. 42 No. 13
Vol. 42 No. 13 - July 5, 2010
Oil spill response frustrates Florida Panhandle counties
BP and Coast Guard officials recently got an earful from Florida Panhandle county leaders, frustrated by a bureaucracy that seemed to be dragging its feet.
Locals win two from high court, lose gun control case
Two recent Supreme Court decisions are both good news for counties, but a third ruling trumps local control, limiting states and localities in their efforts to control firearms.
Plaquemines Parish president weathers, creates storms
As president of Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish, Billy Nungesser has been the face of local government in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion
EPA pesticides permit program moves forward
EPA has opened comments on its draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Pesticides Permit program. Pesticide permits would be required for all pesticide discharges in a U.S. body of water.
HUD announces $100 million for sustainable regional planning
HUD has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the $100 million Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. Grant applications, which will be reviewed by HUD, DOT and the EPA, are due Aug. 23, 2010
This Month In County News
County News celebrates NACo’s 75th Anniversary with a look back at the issues and events that affected counties over the past several decades.
Filibuster sidelines Extenders Bill in Senate – again
Forty Senate Republicans, joined by Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, successfully blocked a motion to end debate on H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, for a third time June 24.
Grant helps protect local pipelines and communities
Brookings County, S.D. was awarded a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) from USDOT to assist it in protecting natural gas and transmission pipelines and the residents who live near these pipelines.
Henrico County jail program guides addiction recovery
The Recovery in a Secure Environment (RISE) program makes substance abuse treatment a comprehensive effort in the Henrico County Regional East Jail.
Model Programs from the Nation's Counties
Disc Golf Course Makes Virginia Park a Money Winner
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Profiles In Service
This issue's profile is Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Chair, NACo Transportation Steering Committee
Job Market / Classifieds
The latest local government job openings from County News, July 5, 2010
NACo on the Move
News about county officials and NACo staff.
The H.R. Doctor Is In
The HR Doctor looks at a form of separation anxiety which is felt by every public official at one time or another during their careers and offers ways to ease the anxiety.
News from the Nation's Counties
Check out what's been happening in the nation's counties.
The fastest growing counties during the last decade probably aren’t the places you first imagine.
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Featured County Seal Jefferson County, Idaho
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