On March 8, three lawmakers – Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Reps. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-Wash.) – introduced S.697/H.R.1450 – Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act.
Idaho County, Idaho Commissioner Skip Brandt testifies on the county role in public lands management and share recommendations for how the 2023 Farm Bill can strengthen the partnership between counties and our federal partners
On February 21, the U.S. Department of Treasury launched the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF) for eligible city-county governments. The LATCF provides $10.5 million distributed in two equal payments of $5.3 million for FYs 2023 and 2024 to “eligible revenue sharing consolidated governments” under the American Rescue Plan Act.
The National Association of Counties (NACo), which represents all of America's 3,069 county governments, seeks to work with our federal partners to develop a substantive farm bill to strengthen federal resources that allow counties to make critical investments in our nation's most underserved populations.