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  • CitiesSpeak

For Washington, DC, August is a quiet month. With Congress in recess and the President typically on vacation, the federal government has a chance to hear from constituents and work on long-term plans and issues. For NLC’s Federal Advocacy…

NLC leaders at the White House.
NLC leaders at the White House.
  • 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

Lisa Soronen details the four most interesting cases for local governments to be reviewed this coming fall — plus one monumental case still under consideration that will affect every city in America.

Most of the…

photo - 2018 Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments
photo - 2018 Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments
  • CitiesSpeak

The court rejected the weight the Department of Justice tried to place on the recent memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, concluding it is not likely a binding legal opinion. So, is the executive order currently…

photo - District Court Refuses to Reconsider Sanctuary Jurisdictions Ruling
photo - District Court Refuses to Reconsider Sanctuary Jurisdictions Ruling
  • CitiesSpeak

While summer in Washington, D.C., is a time typically marked by six weeks of Congressional recess, the talk of tax reform is heating up in the nation's capital.

With the release of the anticipated House budget…

photo - Tax Reform: A Primer or Another False Start?
photo - Tax Reform: A Primer or Another False Start?
  • CitiesSpeak

In the last month of its term (June), the Supreme Court often issues opinions at a dizzying pace. Below is a very brief summary of the cases decided last month affecting local governments.

When it comes to big…

photo - Supreme Court Review for Local Governments: June 2017
photo - Supreme Court Review for Local Governments: June 2017
  • 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…