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  • CitiesSpeak

Every city has aspirations and concerns beyond its own borders. When Americans elect their local officials, they’re not just looking for day-to-day task managers — they’re entrusting leaders with their city’s future.

One of the greatest…

A public meeting.
A public meeting.
  • Federal Advocacy Update

With the House having adjourned and the Senate set to adjourn next week for the summer recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Tuesday, September 12. When Congress reconvenes on September 5, they will face…

  • CitiesSpeak

The deduction plays a critical role in helping cities provide vital services such as healthcare, infrastructure improvement and public safety services to their citizens.

This post was co-authored by Brett Bolton…

photo - Local Leaders Take a Stand for the State and Local Tax Deduction
photo - Local Leaders Take a Stand for the State and Local Tax Deduction
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

FY18 Federal Budget: State of Play for Cities Why SALT Matters to Cities Senate Committee Passes Brownfields Reauthorization DOL Overtime Rule Update Better Care Reconciliation Act Fails to Collect Necessary Senate Votes…
  • CitiesSpeak

What is the state of America's cities and towns? Where are our most successful and our most challenged communities? What should the federal government's role in cities be — and is there a road map to urban success?…

photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities
photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities
  • Federal Advocacy Update

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Federal Advocacy Update. With Congress in recess this week, we’re taking this opportunity to report on the latest federal issues affecting cities that have occurred over the last month. It promises to…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 27, 2017 — Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate leaders that he intends to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget…

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U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

On Thursday, National League of Cities (NLC) Board Member Patrick Wojahn, mayor of College Park, Maryland, testified before the new Bipartisan Task Force on Intergovernmental Relations created by House Speaker Paul Ryan…

photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
  • CitiesSpeak

While proponents argue the infrastructure proposal would deliver greater control to states and local governments, the proposal appears to back down on a direct investment in infrastructure that cities and the nation…

photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan