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Dec 27, 2018

On this episode, former LOC Legislative Director, Craig Honeyman is in the studio for a conversation about Right-of-Way & Franchise Fee Authority Preservation/Broadband Investment…Craig and I discuss this wide-ranging issue and how the League will seek to protect the status quo in terms of local authority to manage...

Dec 13, 2018

On this episode, LOC lobbyist Tracy Rutten sits down for a conversation about Public Infrastructure Investments…Tracy breaks down this multi-faceted issue and we discuss how the League will work during the 2019 legislative session to maximize both the amount of funding and the flexibility of funds available to...

Nov 29, 2018

On this episode, I’m joined by LOC lobbyist Erin Doyle for a conversation about Housing and Homelessness…Erin breaks down this complicated issue and we discuss how the League seeks to provide tools and resources to address this statewide issue.

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November 2018 Local Focus


Nov 15, 2018

On this episode, LOC lobbyist Scott Winkels sits down for a discussion about PERS Reform… Scott and I talk about how PERS is currently underfunded by $22 billion…what that mean to employers and how the League will work with member cities to provide rate relief.

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Nov 1, 2018

On this episode, LOC lobbyist Wendy Johnson discusses part one of the League’s second legislative priority, Revenue Reform and Cost Containment.  For cities, revenue reform is focused on property tax reform. Property taxes are the largest source of revenue for cities, with $1.39 billion collected in FY 2017-18....