Congress Is Back with a Full Plate of Issues That Impact Cities

By Shafroth, Frank | Nation's Cities Weekly, September 13, 1993 | Go to article overview

Congress Is Back with a Full Plate of Issues That Impact Cities


Shafroth, Frank, Nation's Cities Weekly


Disclosure Mandates for Cities, Local Officials

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and two other agencies urged Congress last Thursday to enact broad new rules and regulations governing municipal disclosure, political contributions, price information sales practices, and audits in testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The SEC staff said that if Congress fails to impose the new requirements on cities and municipal elected and appointed officials, it would recommend issuing a legal interpretation providing the SEC authority to mandate the new rules itself. (See story on page 1)

Clinton and Gore Release Reinventing Government Summary

President Clinton and Vice President Gore last Tuesday announced the recommendations of the Gore task force proposals to reinvent and streamline the federal government. The recommendations onclude proposals to reduce the flood of unfunded federal mandates on cities, to make existing federal grant requirements more flexible, to modify Davis-Bacon requirements, to reduce federal payments to state and local governments for administrative costs, and to combine 55 grant programs into five state block grant programs. (See story on page 1)

NLC Scores Victory over U.S. on Rural Electric Coops

The Minnesota Court of Appeals last week affirmed a District Court decision authorizing the City of Rochester, Minnesota to acquire by "quick-take" certain electric service rights previously held by a rural electric coop. NLC had filed an amicus or friend of the court brief on behalf of Rochester, the United States filed an amicus brief on behalf of the coop claiming that municipal annexation or condemnation authority of rural electric coop territory is preempted by federal law. …

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