White House Fixes Federalism Edict; Cities Laud Move
Becker, Christine, Nation's Cities Weekly
President Clinton has signed a new executive order on federalism designed to strengthen the governing partnership between the administration and state and local governments. The action came Friday after months of negotiations between the White House and seven state and local public interest groups ("The Big Seven").
In a letter to President Clinton, NLC President Clarence Anthony said the executive order clarifies key federalism issues and provides greater guidance to federal agencies when dealing with rules that will affect cities.
"We are encouraged by your commitment to crafting an enforceable executive order that seeks to balance the needs of federal, state, and …
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Publication information: Article title: White House Fixes Federalism Edict; Cities Laud Move. Contributors: Becker, Christine - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 22. Issue: 32 Publication date: August 9, 1999. Page number: 1. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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