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  • CitiesSpeak

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued the government’s first official definition of “sanctuary cities” and made it clear that President Trump’s power to cut off funding from local governments on the basis of…

photo - Attorney General Memo Undoes Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
photo - Attorney General Memo Undoes Sanctuary Jurisdictions Executive Order
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017 — This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or eliminate crucial programs that invest in cities and create jobs, including…

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  • CitiesSpeak

With autonomous vehicles on the ground, local governments face challenging questions about how to plan for them, how to integrate them into mixed traffic environments, and how to develop policy around this complex new…

photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
  • CitiesSpeak

Broadband access and adoption help promote economic development and social equity while promoting public health, public safety and educational opportunities for Americans around the country.

This is a guest post…

photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

From the construction of schools and hospitals to water treatment facilities and roads, municipal bonds provide the means for more than 42,000 state and local governments to finance infrastructure projects.

This…

photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
  • CitiesSpeak

The 115th Congress has the opportunity to leverage unprecedented public and bipartisan support to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges, and we will have a pivotal opportunity in the coming year to turn the tide…

photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
  • CitiesSpeak

Local governments need a federal commitment and partner to improve our water, transportation and broadband systems. America cannot continue to be great without world-class infrastructure.

This is a guest post by…

photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
  • CitiesSpeak

To improve our nation's infrastructure, cities need the freedom to explore innovative financing tools — but they also need a renewed commitment from their partners at the state and federal levels of government.

photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
  • CitiesSpeak

It is not just the president who wants to curtail sanctuary jurisdictions — states are getting in on the action, too. Unsurprisingly, local governments are pushing back.

On May 7, 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB…

photo - Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas Sanctuary Jurisdictions Law
photo - Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas Sanctuary Jurisdictions Law
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017 Congress Stands with Cities on Funding for Fiscal Year 2017 House Passes Healthcare Reform; Debate Moves to the Senate NLC Leader Testifies Before Senate Committee on Broadband…