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2019 WIR Conference Recap

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The 2019 NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference was held May 15-17 in Spokane, Washington.  This Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents. Each year the conference is hosted by a county within the fifteen Western states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming—and provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state, and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions, and take home tools to address challenges.

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NACo 2019 Legislative Conference Telecommunications & Technology Committee Report

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On March 2, the Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee convened for official business during the Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, members were joined by several Capitol Hill staffers who provided updates on legislative activities to improve and advance rural broadband as well as legislation to rescind the Federal Communication Commissions’ (FCC) controversial 5G order. Afterwards, the committee considered three proposed interim policy resolutions.

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