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    National Association of Counties 2012 Legislative Conference

    Ambassador Ron Kirk spoke to county officials about U.S. trade policy and its impact on and opportunities for local economic development.

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    Obama Administration Agenda

    Valeria Jarrett spoke about the first days of the Obama administration and being able to meet all of the challenges ahead. She also criticized the Bush administration for a lack of…

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    The Obama Administration and the Media

    Chuck Todd talked about how the press views President Obama’s first days in office and responded to questions from members of the audience. He argued that White House Chief of…

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    Election Technology

    Panel members discussed election technology and the changes in election procedures mandated by Congress. They spoke about the challenge of securing voting data, training poll workers,…

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    Methamphetamine Action Group

    The Methamphetamine Action Group held its first meeting to discuss the impact of methamphetamine abuse on communities. The National Association of Counties formed the committee to…

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    Methamphetamine Issues

    Leaders from the National Association of Counties spoke to reporters following the release of two surveys, “The Criminal Effect of Meth on Communities” and “The Impact of…

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    Legislative Issues

    At the annual legislative conference county officials heard from Ms. Ifill who talked about her experiences as a reporter and PBS television personality. Rep. Davis talked…

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    Homeland Security

    Secretary Ridge spoke to state and local officials about the operations and goals of the Department of Homeland Security as it was being formed. Among the topics he addressed were port…

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    State and Local Budget Issues

    Senator Daschle spoke to state and local officials about the state of the economy and meeting the challenges of local budget shortfalls. Among the topics he addressed were unfounded…

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    Historic Preservation Initiative

    Mrs. Bush spoke to state and local officials about a preservation initiative by the White House to save the nation’s cultural icons of architecture, historical landmarks, and…

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    Anti-Terrorism Strategies

    Panelists talked about the role of FEMA in promoting county-wide and multi-county strategies for preventing terrorism.

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    Welfare Reform

    Mr. Steiger talked about welfare legislation and took questions from members of the audience. Then a panel of experts talked about the congressional outlook for reauthorization of…

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    Homeland Security Issues

    Participants will discuss how counties can help the federal government and how the National Association of Counties can assist counties with security issues.

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    Homeland Security Issues

    After Director Ridge’s remarks, members of NACo’s Homeland Security Task Force briefed him on security issues.

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    Homeland Security Issues

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    Homeland Security Issues

    The program begins abruptly during Mr. Barrales' speech. The speakers talked about state and local emergency services and rescue preparedness.

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    Election Reform

    Moderated by Mr. Schneider, county officials talked about the reform of election procedures and the need to set state standards following the contested Florida election of 2000. The…

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    Housing and Urban Issues

    Secretary Martinez talked about the plans for his department and about administration policy. A Federal Emergency Management Agency official presented awards for county disaster…

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    Ergonomic Regulation Standards

    Mr. August spoke about proposed regulations to improve workplace safety and reduce injuries from routine tasks performed in the workplace. Among the topics he addressed were…

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    Sales Tax and the Internet

    Mr. Naake talked to reporters about collecting taxes when traditional goods are purchased on-line. He stated that National Association of Counties wants Congress to implement the…

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