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NLC News

Sep 23

In this issue:

Congress to Push Deadline for Spending Bills to December States Challenge New Overtime Rule in Court Senate Passes Water Resources Bill, NLC Urges House Action  Juvenile Justice Reform Gets House Support Florida and Colorado Local Leaders Advocate for Cities in Washington Driverless Vehicles Get Some Guidance  Comment Period Extended on MPO Reform Is Your City Investing in…
Sep 23

WASHINGTON — As the merits of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) are argued in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals next week, cities across the country are making their support for the CPP known. Cities are counting on the Clean Power Plan to help deliver more clean and affordable energy.

The Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) is a voluntary early-action program of the CPP designed to…

Sep 22
  • Courts

If complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is difficult, it is even more difficult to ensure that another entity is complying as well. In Ivy v. Morath, the Supreme Court will decide when state and local governments are responsible for ensuring that a private actor complies with the ADA. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) argues they should be responsible when the private…

Sep 22

If complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is difficult, it is even more difficult to ensure that another entity is complying as well. In Ivy v. Morath, the Supreme Court will decide when state and local governments are responsible for ensuring that a private actor complies with the ADA. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) argues they should be responsible when the private…

Sep 15

WASHINGTON — On behalf of a diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, we congratulate the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bipartisan vote of  95 to 3. This strong vote reflects the wide-spread support among Members of Congress and the…

Sep 09
  • Mental Health
  • Health & Wellness
  • Health Care

The candidate’s positions on veterans’ issues are notably distinct.

by Elisha Harig-Blaine

Earlier this week, voters had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump on how they would handle national security and veterans’ issues during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum.

While the bulk of questions and answers focused on foreign policy and…

Sep 09
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  • Advocacy
  • Federal

“Nothing troubles people more than infrastructure that doesn’t work for them.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

This post is part of a series on the 2016 national political conventions. Read our takeaways from the Republican National Convention here. (Photo by Erin Schaff)

 

Tampa, Florida, Mayor Bob Buckhorn didn’t speak long at the National…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

“Potholes don’t care if you put an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ on them, they just want to be filled.” – Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price

by Angelina Panettieri

The National League of Cities spent this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Republican National Convention, convening Republican local officials, talking to leaders, and getting the inside scoop on how the decisions…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

We’re proud to announce an all-star lineup of local leaders will join NLC in advocating for city needs at the conventions, including New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (DNC), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (DNC), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (DNC), Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price (RNC) and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (RNC).

by Meridith St. Jean

After an exciting primary season rife…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

America’s challenges will get worse without the support and commitment of the next administration to city issues.

by Carolyn Coleman

For over a year, the nation – and the world – has been wrapped up in the contest for the highest office in the land. We’ve seen 17 Republican presidential hopefuls whittled down to a businessman billionaire. We’ve seen a political revolution…