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NLC News

Jan 18
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Courts

We are one step closer to the Supreme Court deciding the ultimate question regarding the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulations, which is, of course: are they lawful? For now, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide if federal courts of appeals or, instead, federal district courts (lower courts) have the authority to answer this question. 
 
Numerous states and local…

Jan 13
us capitol image
us capitol image
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

NLC Tells Congress: Repeal of ACA Must Include Simultaneous Replacement Georgia Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities Cabinet Nominees Show Trump Administration Focused on City Priorities FCC Threatens to Limit Local Land Use Authority on Wireless Siting EPA Announces WIFIA Funding Opportunity NLC Leaders Appointed to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory…
Jan 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — January 12, 2017 — Following action in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, released the following statement:

"The National League of Cities calls on Congress to ensure that any proposal to amend or repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sustains and builds upon the nation's progress…

Jan 10
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Courts

Each term the Supreme Court reverses a number of lower court decisions denying police officers qualified immunity. White v. Pauly is the first of such cases this term. It is a win for law enforcement (which could have been bigger).

The Supreme Court issued a unanimous per curiam (unauthored) opinion overturning a lower court's denial of qualified immunity to a police officer in an…

Jan 10
Build America Mutual receiving award at 2016 city summit
Build America Mutual receiving award at 2016 city summit
  • Municipal Bonds

The NLC Distinguished Service to Cities Award, established in 2014, is given annually to a partner of the National League of Cities (NLC) for making a significant contribution to building stronger, more innovative and resilient cities and towns. The 2016 honoree is Build America Mutual, which was recognized for the cost savings it has provided to its member cities and towns by guaranteeing…

Jan 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

"Trends in Smart City Development" offers recommendations for every smart city plan

WASHINGTON — January 5, 2016 —  The National League of Cities (NLC) today released "Trends in Smart City Development," a new report featuring case studies about how five cities — Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India — are implementing smart city projects from…

Dec 20
Arlington skyline
Arlington skyline
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — December 20, 2016 — With great sadness, the members and staff of the National League of Cities (NLC) mourn William H. Hudnut III, who passed away Saturday. Following a stint in Congress, Hudnut served as mayor of Indianapolis from 1976 to 1992, where he helped lead the city through an economic and cultural renaissance. He continued his service later in life, when he served as the…

Dec 16
City building
City building
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Does your Representative Support Muni Bonds? Cities Applaud Passage of Cures Act & Opioid Funding Authorization NLC Releases 2017 National Municipal Policy NLC Continues Outreach to New Administration With NLC's Support, Congress Passes Veterans Bill Congress Passes Water Resources Bill and Flint Aid Local Communications Professionals Meet in D.C. DOE Issues Residential…
Dec 13
  • Courts
  • Advocacy

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving the question of whether 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. As is always the case, the Supreme Court gave no reason for denying the petition.   

In Quill Corp. v. North Dakota,…

Dec 12

WASHINGTON — December 12, 2016 — The 114th Congress closed out its term by passing two important pieces of legislation will help local officials combat major issues facing America's cities. Following House action last week, the Senate passed the FY2017 continuing resolution, which contains $500 million in additional funding to help communities respond to the opioid epidemic, last Friday. On …