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    Auto Insurance Choice

    The Senate Commerce Committee considered the Auto Choice Reform Act which would allow individuals to purchase either no fault coverage or a traditional liability policy. It was stated that…

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    National Association of Counties

    Secretary Andrew Cuomo, Sam Donaldson and others addressed the National Association of Counties convention following speeches and an overview by officers of the NAC. Secretary Cuomo talked about the perceptions of…

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    Rural Issues

    Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman discussed the needs of rural America in 1997, in addition to agriculture and conservation issues.

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    Senate Legislative Issues

    Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) talked about the closeness of county government to the people and their relationship with Congress. He discussed the decreasing size of federal…

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    Federal Government Issues

    Vice President Gore talked about the downsizing of the federal government and increased responsibilities for local governments. He also explained creative new uses of the Internet for…

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    Urban Issues

    Secretary Cuomo discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget and agenda. He talked about the loss of population from urban areas to suburbs. He also discussed the meaning of…

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    House Legislative Issues

    House Speaker Gingrich talked about the challenges of the years ahead and the challenges of such issues as county governments taking over welfare from the federal government. He also talked…

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    The Future of Federalism

    The International Conference Foundation sponsored a symposium on “The Future of Federalism.” In a symposium entitled, “Locating the New Political Center in America,” the panelists discussed…

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    Counties and the 104th Congress

    Ms. Edelman addressed the association concerning local efforts to improve children’s welfare, including proposed cuts in child welfare programs in the House. Prior to her speech the…

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    Unfunded Mandates

    The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Ohio Democrat John Glenn, held a hearing to examine unfunded mandates. In particuliar the committee looked at various proposals now…

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