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NLC News

Nov 21

WASHINGTON — Novemer 21,2016 — The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president, Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio, launched a new NLC Task Force on Economic Mobility and Opportunity at City Summit in Pittsburgh last week. The task force is comprised of 22 local leaders across the country and will be led by its chair, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta. Over the next year, the task…

Nov 19
Washington D.C. building
Washington D.C. building
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First 100 Days Federal Funding for Local Grants at Risk under Immigration Proposals NLC Weighs in on CPP Local Energy Program Cities Urge Administration Not to Tax Water Efficiency Rebates NLC Urges Action on WRDA and Brownfields in Lame Duck Session Overtime Rules To Go Into Effect Unless Congress Acts What's Next? Lame-Duck and the…
Nov 19

In this issue: 

What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First 100 Days Federal Funding for Local Grants at Risk under Immigration Proposals NLC Weighs in on CPP Local Energy Program  Cities Urge Administration Not to Tax Water Efficiency Rebates NLC Urges Action on WRDA and Brownfields in Lame Duck Session Overtime Rules To Go Into Effect Unless Congress Acts What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First…
Nov 19
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership & Management

PITTSBURGH — November 19, 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2017 leadership and board of directors at its annual City Summit in Pittsburgh. The membership elected Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland to serve as NLC's 2017 president, Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas as first vice president, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana as second vice…

Nov 19
  • State

PITTSBURGH — November 19, 2016 — Councilmember Matt Zone was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh. Zone, who served as NLC's first vice president in 2016, will lead the nation's largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials. He was elected by the membership to lead the…

Nov 18
  • Courts

In Crutchfield v. Testa the Ohio Supreme Court held that Ohio's commercial activity tax (CAT) applies to online vendors even if they lack a physical presence in the state. More technically, the court refused to extend the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota (1992), that states cannot require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax, to Ohio's…

Nov 17

WASHINGTON — Today, the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic released a new report called, A Prescription for Action: Local Resolve in Ending the Opioid Crisis. The report provides recommendations for how local officials can respond to the growing opioid epidemic through strong leadership, a focus on education and prevention, expansion of treatment and reassessing public…

Nov 17

PITTSBURGH — November 17, 2016 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized more than 30 cities and counties, and three local leaders for their efforts to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in their communities through Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). The cities were recognized at an award ceremony today at NLC's City Summit in Pittsburgh.

"Across…

Nov 17

PITTSBURGH — More than 3,000 local leaders and staff have convened in Pittsburgh for the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 City Summit (formerly known as the Congress of Cities) to network, discuss city priorities and learn best practices. Over the next few days, mayors, councilmembers and city staff will attend informative workshops, take mobile tours and education sessions at the David L…

Nov 16

NLC's City of the Future Series Continues with Examination of the Future of Work in Cities

WASHINGTON — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its report, The Future of Work in Cities, which examines societal shifts and advancements in technology that are impacting the rapidly changing American workforce. The report outlines solutions to help…