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NLC News

Dec 08
  • Courts

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby is the perfect case for an eight member Court. So simple a unanimous Court issued an opinion in about a month after oral argument.
 
The False Claims Act (FCA) allows third parties to sue on behalf of the United States for fraud committed against the United States. Per the Act a FCA complaint is kept secret "under…

Dec 08

PITTSBURGH — December 8, 2016 — Mayor Pro-Tempore Carolyn H. Bell of Savannah, GA, was awarded the 2016 Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award during an annual leadership luncheon on Friday, November 18, at the National League of Cities' (NLC) City Summit in Pittsburgh. Mayor Pro-Tem Bell was celebrated as a trailblazer in her community and for her role in improving the lives of…

Dec 08
  • Courts

State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby is the perfect case for an eight member Court. So simple a unanimous Court issued an opinion in about a month after oral argument.
 
The False Claims Act (FCA) allows third parties to sue on behalf of the United States for fraud committed against the United States. Per the Act a FCA complaint is kept secret "under…

Dec 07
city at night
city at night
  • Efficiency
  • Energy
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Climate
  • Building

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings.

Zero Energy…

Dec 07

WASHINGTON — December 7, 2016 — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which authorizes access to $1 billion of funding to help communities combat the opioid crisis. The bill also provides long-overdue reforms to the mental health and criminal justice systems. The legislation was approved in a landslide by the House of Representatives, and now moves to President…

Dec 07
  • Courts

It is undisputed that police officers used reasonable force when they shot Angel Mendez. As officers entered, unannounced, the shack where Mendez was living they saw a silhouette of Mendez pointing what looked like a rifle at them. Yet, the Ninth Circuit awarded him and his wife damages because the officers didn't have a warrant to search the shack thereby "provoking" Mendez.
 
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Dec 02

In this issue:

Trump Cabinet Begins to Take Shape Playing Offense in Support of Muni Bonds NLC Weighs in on Federal Automated Vehicle Policy City-County Task Force on Opioid Epidemic Provides Strategies for Local Leaders Voice of Cities Represented on Drone Advisory Subcommittee NLC Supports Inclusion of Vets Issues in Lame-Duck Trump Cabinet Begins to Take Shape

Michael Wallace, 202.…

Dec 02

WASHINGTON — December 2, 2016 — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new set of juvenile justice education tools and resources. The National League of Cities (NLC) strongly supports the department's and Secretary King's continued efforts to reduce recidivism and to help youth involved in the juvenile justice system transition back into schools. The following statement may be…

Nov 28
  • Courts

Local governments may now ignore the looming deadline of December 1, 2016 to comply with the new overtime rules.
 
A Texas federal district court issued a nationwide injunction preventing new overtime rules from going into effect. These rules would have made it more likely states and local governments would have had to pay more employees overtime. Twenty-one states and a number of…

Nov 22
Zimmerman
Zimmerman
  • State

PITTSBURGH — November 22, 2016 — Don Zimmerman, executive director of the Arkansas Municipal League, was recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for his 50 years of service to the Arkansas Municipal League (AML) at the group's 2016 City Summit conference in Pittsburgh. The first state municipal league employee to be recognized by NLC for 50 years of service, Zimmerman has served in…