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  • Federal Advocacy Update

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…
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  • Press Release

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…

  • News Announcement

Qualified immunity cases, generally speaking, could not be more straightforward for state and local governments. No matter how bad the facts of the case, one legal analysis is better.
 
Mesa v. Hernandez provides a qualified immunity…

  • News Announcement

Trouble over phantom accounts isn't the only problem Wells Fargo is currently facing. Cities have sued Wells Fargo and Bank of America for reverse redlining (lending to equally qualified minorities on less favorable terms than whites).
 …

  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

Take Action to Ensure the Next President Addresses City Priorities Congress Avoids Government Shutdown House Passes Water Resources Bill, Moves to Conference Committee Clean Power Plan Has Its Day in Court Federal Advocacy…
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  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

Congress to Push Deadline for Spending Bills to December States Challenge New Overtime Rule in Court Senate Passes Water Resources Bill, NLC Urges House Action Juvenile Justice Reform Gets House Support Florida and…
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  • Headlines

“Nothing troubles people more than infrastructure that doesn’t work for them.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

This post is part of a series on the 2016 national political conventions. Read our takeaways from the Republican…

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  • Headlines

“Potholes don’t care if you put an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ on them, they just want to be filled.” – Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price

by Angelina Panettieri

The National League of Cities spent this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at…

  • Headlines

We’re proud to announce an all-star lineup of local leaders will join NLC in advocating for city needs at the conventions, including New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (DNC), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (DNC), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (DNC),…

  • Commentary/Leadership Article

America’s challenges will get worse without the support and commitment of the next administration to city issues.

by Carolyn Coleman

For over a year, the nation – and the world – has been wrapped up in the contest for the highest…