Building columns
Building columns

Budget

Recent

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 12, 2018 — Today, President Trump released his administration’s budget proposal for FY 2019. The proposal includes $3 trillion in domestic cuts over ten years, many of which Congress has already rejected twice. Together,…

President Trump
President Trump
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — January 19, 2018 — As the deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill to fund the federal government approaches, National League of Cities President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:…

Getty Images.
Getty Images.

On November 28, 2017, the National League of Cities sent this letter to Congress signed by almost 800 local elected officials and city advocates urging Congress to invest in cities as the tax reform and Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON —October 26, 2017 —Today, the House narrowly approved the $4 trillion fiscal year 2018 Senate Budget Resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions that removes the threat of filibuster from forthcoming tax reform legislation.…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

Thursday evening, the Senate passed the FY2018 Budget reconciliation spending blueprint, paving the way for a potential $1.5 trillion tax cut. In a misguided effort to provide a pay for an ambition tax reform plan yet to be seen, Senator Shelley…

Senators discuss the budget.
Senators discuss the budget.
  • CitiesSpeak

While summer in Washington, D.C., is a time typically marked by six weeks of Congressional recess, the talk of tax reform is heating up in the nation's capital.

With the release of the anticipated House budget…

photo - Tax Reform: A Primer or Another False Start?
photo - Tax Reform: A Primer or Another False Start?

As the state and local tax deduction has come under fire, we need Congress to defend this vital revenue source. This briefing will serve as a “101” to Congressional staff on how SALT is used in the states, counties and cities we represent and…

  • CitiesSpeak

Participatory budgeting is a process that allows community members to decide how to spend part of a public budget. Guest author Ginny Browne explains how the city of Seattle incorporated the process and provides a…

photo - How Cities Can Start Participatory Budgeting
photo - How Cities Can Start Participatory Budgeting
  • 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
  • Press Release

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

SOTC Banner Image
SOTC Banner Image