Colorado State Capitol and municipal court
Colorado State Capitol and municipal court

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  • 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
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Research Director Christy McFarland discusses how state preemption of local authority may be adding to the gender wage gap.

The full version of this post can be found on Route Fifty.

Tuesday – dubbed…

photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
photo - Cities Are Fighting to Close the Pay Gap – But States Are Standing in the Way
  • CitiesSpeak

Following a boycott campaign that spanned from PayPal to Deutsche Bank to the NBA, the state of North Carolina repealed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — better known as HB2 or the “Bathroom Bill.” Victory for the law’s opponents…

Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
  • CitiesSpeak

Despite ongoing efforts to create more inclusive, gender-equal workplaces, many states currently prevent cities from passing laws mandating employers provide paid leave.

This post was co-authored by Christiana…

photo - When Cities and States Clash, Women and Families Suffer
photo - When Cities and States Clash, Women and Families Suffer
  • CitiesSpeak

In a new report, NLC finds that states limit city power through preemption in a number of policy areas, ranging from labor protections to taxing authority.

State legislatures have gotten more aggressive in their…

photo - City Authority Varies Widely From State to State
photo - City Authority Varies Widely From State to State
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 22, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the state municipal leagues released a new report entitled, “City Rights in an Era of Preemption.” The report examines the prevalence of state preemption…

Preemption Report Cover Graphic
Preemption Report Cover Graphic
  • Research Report

In a new report, NLC finds that states limit city power through preemption in a number of policy areas, ranging from labor protections to taxing authority.

Preemption is the use of state law to nullify a…

photo - NLC's 2017 Preemption Report
photo - NLC's 2017 Preemption Report
  • Press Release

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…

Zimmerman
Zimmerman

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…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC’s Alyia Gaskins – a Pittsburgh native – shares her favorite things to see and do while visiting the city.

Today, nearly 3000 city leaders will begin to arrive in Pittsburgh for the National League of Cities’ 2016…

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh