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  • CitiesSpeak

On Sunday night, Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that is infamous for its nightlife, casinos and entertainment, was brought to a standstill. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, a sniper took aim at concert goers — killing over 50 people and…

Las Vegas.
Las Vegas.
  • Issue Brief

NLC calls on Congress and the President to preserve the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. Learn more about how SALT helps cities provide essential services to below and join NLC in our efforts to to protect the state and local tax deduction…

Treasury
Treasury
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this Issue:

NLC Leaders Represent City Priorities in Washington PSCP Committee Meets in Nation’s Capital ITC Committee Meets in the City of Mesa City Priorities Protected in FY2018 Spending and Debt Limit Deal Encouraging Signs for…
The Capitol
The Capitol
  • CitiesSpeak

Every city has aspirations and concerns beyond its own borders. When Americans elect their local officials, they’re not just looking for day-to-day task managers — they’re entrusting leaders with their city’s future.

One of the greatest…

A public meeting.
A public meeting.
  • Federal Advocacy Update

With the House having adjourned and the Senate set to adjourn next week for the summer recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Tuesday, September 12. When Congress reconvenes on September 5, they will face…

Russell Senate Office Building
Russell Senate Office Building
  • 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…
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • 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…

Flags in DC
Flags in DC
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building