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  • CitiesSpeak

In the last month of its term (June), the Supreme Court often issues opinions at a dizzying pace. Below is a very brief summary of the cases decided last month affecting local governments.

When it comes to big…

photo - Supreme Court Review for Local Governments: June 2017
photo - Supreme Court Review for Local Governments: June 2017
  • CitiesSpeak

The deduction plays a critical role in helping cities provide vital services such as healthcare, infrastructure improvement and public safety services to their citizens.

This post was co-authored by Brett Bolton…

photo - Local Leaders Take a Stand for the State and Local Tax Deduction
photo - Local Leaders Take a Stand for the State and Local Tax Deduction
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

FY18 Federal Budget: State of Play for Cities Why SALT Matters to Cities Senate Committee Passes Brownfields Reauthorization DOL Overtime Rule Update Better Care Reconciliation Act Fails to Collect Necessary Senate Votes…
  • CitiesSpeak

What is the state of America's cities and towns? Where are our most successful and our most challenged communities? What should the federal government's role in cities be — and is there a road map to urban success?…

photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities
photo - In Congress, NLC Experts Discuss the State of America's Cities
  • Federal Advocacy Update

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Federal Advocacy Update. With Congress in recess this week, we’re taking this opportunity to report on the latest federal issues affecting cities that have occurred over the last month. It promises to…

  • CitiesSpeak

The court’s consideration of the revised executive order will essentially weigh the need to protect people from discrimination based on religion or country of origin with the president’s power in matters of national…

photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
photo - Supreme Court to Rule on Travel Ban
  • CitiesSpeak

On Thursday, National League of Cities (NLC) Board Member Patrick Wojahn, mayor of College Park, Maryland, testified before the new Bipartisan Task Force on Intergovernmental Relations created by House Speaker Paul Ryan…

photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
  • CitiesSpeak

If the deciding justice finds that there is no clear way to determine constitutionality — and thus no clear way to establish laws against the practice — then the issue will continue to affect politics for the foreseeable…

photo - Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Partisan Gerrymandering
photo - Supreme Court to Consider Constitutionality of Partisan Gerrymandering
  • CitiesSpeak

While proponents argue the infrastructure proposal would deliver greater control to states and local governments, the proposal appears to back down on a direct investment in infrastructure that cities and the nation…

photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
  • CitiesSpeak

Your state and local laws could be rendered irrelevant when it comes to possessing and carrying a gun.

Consider the following scenario: Tom, who lives in Arizona, plans to take a trip to New York City to see the…

photo - Legislation Would Allow Tourists to Carry Concealed Weapons in Your City
photo - Legislation Would Allow Tourists to Carry Concealed Weapons in Your City