Dozens of cities are losing out on government aid after missing deadline

Many city officials testifying before a House panel blamed the failure to get their paperwork in on miscommunication, local staff and council turnover, lack of understanding and technology failures. A Republican representative is sponsoring a bill to give those cities one more chance.
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Many city officials testifying before a House panel blamed the failure to get their paperwork in on miscommunication, local staff and council turnover, lack of understanding and technology failures. A Republican representative is sponsoring a bill to give those cities one more chance.

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