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NLC News

Oct 24
  • Courts

The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) filed an amicus brief encouraging the Supreme Court to not hear a case arguing that a Colorado law requiring remote sellers to inform Colorado purchasers annually of their purchases and send the same information to the Colorado Department of Revenue is unconstitutional.
 
In Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, decided in 1992, the Supreme Court held…

Oct 21
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On Wednesday, the leading presidential candidates took to the stage for the third and final time to answer questions about the pressing issues that will face the next president. Following the debate, NLC once again asked America’s mayors and councilmembers for their thoughts on how the candidates are addressing the critical issues that cities care most about: the economy, infrastructure and…

Oct 20
  • State

WASHINGTON — A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers found that infrastructure investment and strengthening the economy are the most pressing issues that Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump should address in their first 100 days if elected to office. The poll, conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) in the first 17 hours after the final debate, also found that neither candidate…

Oct 19
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Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Wednesday evening’s debate was the leading candidates’ last opportunity to speak to a national audience before Election Day. (photo credits: UNLV Photo Services)

This post was co-authored by Michael Wallace and Stephanie Martinez-Ruckman.

On Wednesday evening, the third and final presidential debate of this election cycle was…

Oct 18
  • Elections

WASHINGTON — October 18 — A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) found that a majority believe that both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have failed to sufficiently address top city priorities. The poll also revealed that infrastructure investment is the most pressing issue facing cities, with 48 percent of…

Oct 18

WASHINGTON — October 18, 2016 — Councilmember Henry F. Marraffa, Jr., of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away this morning following a battle with cancer. In addition to a career in public service spanning more than 20 years, his involvement in the National League of Cities (NLC) impacted many outside his community. He will be fondly remembered by city leaders across America who met him through…

Oct 13
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On Sunday, the leading presidential candidates once again took to the stage to answer questions from voters during the second presidential debate. While much has been said about who won or lost the debate, we wanted to hear directly from city leaders about the status of the election and the candidates’ attention to the issues that matter most to cities. Following the debate, NLC opened an…

Oct 13

National League of Cities Releases 31st Edition of Annual City Fiscal Conditions Report

WASHINGTON — October 13, 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 31st annual City Fiscal Conditions report, finding that after a slow recovery from the Great Recession, the fiscal conditions of U.S. cities are strengthening. Based on a nationwide…

Oct 11
  • Advocacy

Trouble over phantom accounts isn't the only problem Wells Fargo is currently facing. Cities have sued Wells Fargo and Bank of America for reverse redlining (lending to equally qualified minorities on less favorable terms than whites).
 
In its Supreme Court amicus brief in Wells Fargo v. City of Miami and Bank of America v. City of Miami the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC)…

Oct 07
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  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Take Action to Ensure the Next President Addresses City Priorities Congress Avoids Government Shutdown House Passes Water Resources Bill, Moves to Conference Committee Clean Power Plan Has Its Day in Court Federal Advocacy Committees Meet in the Lone Star State Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member and Make a Difference for Cities FCC Plans 'Smart City' Focus for…