The changes happening in D.C. are seismic and unprecedented, but the NRPA Public Policy Team
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$12 Billion Approved for Parks and Conservation

Regardless of how you view the outcome of the national election, the American public is united in its support for our parks and open spaces. Across the country, voters overwhelmingly supported dozens of ballot measures which will provide over $12 BILLION in public funding for conservation, parks, wilderness and green infrastructure.
This should come as no surprise as we already know just how strongly Americans feel about their local parks. NRPA's Americans Engagement with Parks Survey highlights that fact.
 
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What Happens Next with President-elect Trump and a New Congress?

The changes happening in D.C. are seismic and unprecedented, but the NRPA Public Policy Team is keeping you up-to-date with what they will mean for parks and recreation. 

In addition to original commentary on how the election results affect parks and recreation below, join us Friday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET for a webinar that will cover where things stand in the transition to a new presidential administration and how it will impact important public policy priorities. This webinar is free for NRPA members.
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NRPA Public Policy Priorities for 2017

Be on the lookout for a short, but important, Public Policy questionnaire in early December which will ask you to help us identify the most important policy and legislative priorities for NRPA's advocacy agenda. Your input is extremely important as it ensures we're using our expertise and resources as effectively as possible.   
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What the 2016 Election Means for Workplaces
President-elect Trump's plan for the economy will certainly impact the workplace. He plans to address regulatory reform — including regulations around over time. Also part of his workplace plans is six weeks of paid maternity leave for mothers. Read more
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What the 2016 Election Means for Conservation
We don't know much about the incoming administration's stance on conservation and public lands, but we know President-elect Trump is serious about energy development and infrastructure. Read more
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By now it should be no secret that President-elect Trump wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He's also interested in expanding the use of Health Savings Accounts, though, which could mean good news for the PHIT Act. Read more
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Get a unique viewpoint on the election from NRPA Board Member and Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesús Aguirre. The key takeaway — we must continue to advocate and engage our neediest residents so that we can serve all people. Read more
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