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NLC News

Oct 20
City planning
City planning
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2017 – The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah and Tucson, Arizona—have been selected as the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership. Mayors Andrew Ginther, Levar Stoney, Jackie Biskupski…

Oct 19
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Taxation
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — October 19, 2017 — Today, the Senate passed an amendment proposed by Senator Capito (R-W. Va.), which jeopardizes the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT). In response to today’s announcement, NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, released the following statement:

“Cities condemn the passage of the Capito amendment that…

Oct 10
Coal Plant
Coal Plant
  • Energy
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON — October 10, 2017 — This afternoon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a measure by the previous administration to reduce greenhouse gases emitted from power plants to 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. In response to today’s announcement, NLC President Matt Zone,…

Oct 06
Flags in DC
Flags in DC
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Victory for Infrastructure Financing SALT Still a Target in Tax Reform WOTUS Under Review by Agencies and Supreme Court NLC Calls on FCC to Revisit Radio Frequency Emissions Safety White House Updates NLC on Infrastructure Plans Wildfires Are A Community Design Problem Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Moves Forward October 13 Deadline: Federal Advocacy Committee…
Oct 02
Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester, N.Y.
  • Equity
  • Communities

WASHINGTON — October 2, 2017 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) initiative announced that 15 cities will participate in its inaugural National Municipal Learning Community for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation. The 18-month program will provide city leaders with an opportunity to learn from their peers and national experts, and gain a…

Oct 02
Vegas
Vegas
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — October 2, 2017 — Following the news that at least 50 people were killed during a concert in Las Vegas, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“Today, America’s cities stand with Las Vegas as we mourn the senseless tragedy that occurred last night. We stand with the families…

Sep 27
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Gary Cohn
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Gary Cohn
  • Taxation
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — September 27, 2017 — Today, the “Big 6” coalition released a tax plan that broadly outlined goals for tax reform. The plan suggests that most itemized deductions would be eliminated to offset lower tax rates, which will likely include the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. In response to today’s announcement, National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone, councilmember,…

Sep 26
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Constituency Groups Lobby Capitol Hill for City Priorities CED Committee Meets in Henderson How Can Cities Become More Disaster Resilient? NLC Joins Americans Against Double Taxation Autonomous Vehicles Legislation Speeds Up NLC Submits Comments to Department of Labor on Overtime Reminder: Apply to Lead at NLC NLC Constituency Groups Lobby Capitol Hill for City…
Sep 25
Water
Water
  • Resilience

If there were any doubts about the central role of local decision makers in ensuring sustainable communities and resilient water infrastructure, Irma and Harvey have put them to rest. Many have observed that water — even more than rising temperatures — will be the primary mechanism through which most people will experience climate change.

Droughts will be more frequent and severe, and…

Sep 24
US Capitol
US Capitol
  • Taxation

Vital deduction supports middle class homeowners and public services that benefit all citizens such as K-12 schools, law enforcement and public safety, transportation and infrastructure

WASHINGTON – September 24, 2017 – On CNN’s State of the Union program this morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated that the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction will be eliminated in the…