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  • CitiesSpeak

Now is the time to create a fair, sound and economically-stimulating tax code that allows cities to thrive — but the administration's new plan raises major concerns for local governments nationwide.

This week,…

photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
photo - Tax Reform: Growing the Economy Starts with Cities
  • 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Following a boycott campaign that spanned from PayPal to Deutsche Bank to the NBA, the state of North Carolina repealed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act — better known as HB2 or the “Bathroom Bill.”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

Cities accelerate the spread of ideas and drive our national economy – but they are constrained in their ability to realize their full potential for their residents and for the nation.

In the first installment of…

photo - Cities Should Be the Focus of Federalism
photo - Cities Should Be the Focus of Federalism
  • 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