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NLC News

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 …

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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