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Every day, city leaders are working to improve the health and welfare of their communities and the people who live there. But instead of partnership and support, many cities in recent years have confronted state politics and interference.

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WASHINGTON — March 21, 2019 —The nation is experiencing a housing crisis on many fronts, from homelessness and poor housing quality to lack of supply and housing disconnected from jobs. This diverse landscape demands that cities and states…

Housing of all kinds
Housing of all kinds

There is a simple truth that connects every person in every city, town and village across America: They want a safe, affordable place to call home. A place to raise their families, enjoy meals with friends and rest their heads at night. But for…

Housing in America
Housing in America
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WASHINGTON — April 4, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with state municipal leagues, released an update to its report, City Rights in an Era of Preemption, that reveals state preemption of local authority is…

Local democracy
Local democracy
  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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