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  • 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?

As the state and local tax deduction has come under fire, we need Congress to defend this vital revenue source. This briefing will serve as a “101” to Congressional staff on how SALT is used in the states, counties and cities we represent and…

  • CitiesSpeak

Participatory budgeting is a process that allows community members to decide how to spend part of a public budget. Guest author Ginny Browne explains how the city of Seattle incorporated the process and provides a…

photo - How Cities Can Start Participatory Budgeting
photo - How Cities Can Start Participatory Budgeting
  • 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
  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

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  • 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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Mulvaney
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September. Despite earlier proposals, the final deal includes no cuts to crucial…

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U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

The president’s budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion cut to school programs that will impact more than 1,600,000 children and their families.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with…

photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
  • CitiesSpeak

Cuts in the administration’s budget proposal threaten funds that cities rely on to invest in water management, clean energy and revitalization efforts across the country. Here’s how these cuts could impact your city.…

photo - President’s Budget Threatens Cities' Ability to Act on Environmental & Infrastructure Issues
photo - President’s Budget Threatens Cities' Ability to Act on Environmental & Infrastructure Issues
  • CitiesSpeak

Included in the administration’s first budget proposal is a $499 billion cut to one of the federal government’s most successful transportation funding programs: TIGER Grants.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging…

photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks