Author: NLC Staff

Local Governments Respond to Car Impounding SCOTUS Case

The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) has filed an amicus brief in City of Chicago, Illinois v. Fulton, an important case for local governments. The City of Chicago impounds vehicles when debtors have three or more unpaid fines. When Robbin Fulton’s vehicle was impounded for this reason, she filed for bankruptcy and asked the

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House Republicans Outline Carbon Emissions Reduction Legislation

Building on President Trump’s support for the 1 Trillion Trees initiative expressed during the State of the Union, House Republican leaders, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), recently unveiled a package of bills aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The plan centers around three themes: carbon capture, clean energy investment and conservation. The initial set

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Moving America Forward on Infrastructure in 2020 

This week the very first infrastructure forum for 2020 Presidential candidates was hosted by NLC’s friend and partner, United for Infrastructure, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer all stepped onto the stage to share their perspective and plans on how to tackle our worst infrastructure challenges while they also balance investing in new future infrastructure that’s perhaps electric and more connected than ever before. No candidate also made it

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How to Integrate EITC Work with 2020 Census Participation

The 2020 Census is a pivotal event for every city in the country. Billions of federal dollars and hundreds of programs from Medicaid to special education and school lunches depend at least in part on the Census count. A robust and accurate count in urban areas often depends on local government and non-profits’ ability to

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Innovative Partnerships Essential to Support Early Childhood Success

Partnerships are key to the success of Tucson’s Family Engagement Network and the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, Florida in improving early childhood outcomes. While the two organizations differ in how long they’ve been working to promote early childhood success, both organizations name similar key elements to successfully partnering with local government and community

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NLC Joins 2020 Presidential Candidates in Las Vegas

Infrastructure investment is essential to moving America forward, but how are Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Vice President Joe Biden and Tom Steyer going to work with cities to rebuild? In the first-ever candidate forum on infrastructure, NLC will join United for Infrastructure on Sunday, February 16th at 2 PM PST, the University of Nevada Las

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Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, Orlando Bring Tennis to Afterschool

The National League Cities (NLC) in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) selected Grand Rapids, Los Angeles and Orlando to run pilot initiatives using organized tennis instruction to promote children’s physical activity while developing social-emotional skills that will last through their lifetimes. Under the pilot program, these cities will incorporate quality tennis instruction

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Robocall Case Has Important Implications for Local Governments

What does Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants have to do with state and local governments? The question the Supreme Court will decide in this case is whether allowing robocalls for government-debt only violates the First Amendment. State and local governments aren’t likely recipients of such calls. In one word the answer is Reed; as in Reed v. Town

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Q&A: Mayor Lovely Warren on Rochester’s Leadership to Address Healthy Housing and a Call to Action

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Part one in a two-part series on city leadership to address healthy housing from Rochester, New York. We are encouraging mayors and city managers across the country to learn from Rochester’s leadership and take the Mayor’s Action Challenge on Lead-Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods pledge. Rochester’s efforts have significantly reduced childhood lead poisonings and made an

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A Big Week for Federal Advocacy

The first week of February ushered in strong federal advocacy efforts by our member cities, towns and villages and reaffirmed National League of Cities’ commitment to federal-local partnership. On Tuesday, February 4, National League of Cities (NLC) hosted a briefing for the San Antonio delegation which included Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Councilmember Rebecca Viagran, Councilmember Manny

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