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NLC conference will clarify new priorities.

In conjunction with NLC's Congressional City Conference, Local officials are gearing up for their annual trip to Washington, D.C. to present the new Congress and the Administration with their legislative priorities for 1995.

Held March 11 - 14, this elected local officials who want to improve the future of their cities, towns and villages. The nation's new political climate has significantly changed Congress, and elected officials need to know where to go and to whom to talk about specific legislation.

A highlight of the meeting will be when Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich addresses the delegates.

Specific issues of concern to local elected officials include: rethinking public safety, entitlements, and telecommunications. Political insider David Gergen will moderate a general session on Entitlements with Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) to examine this growing problem among cities and the reluctance to take action. A town meeting will be held on Capitol Hill to address local elected officials' interest in national decisions related to the information superhighway.

Local officials are encouraged to take note of the following workshops will be held during the conference:

* Fair Housing Enforcement and Cities * Taking Advantage of International Trade Opportunities * Welfare Reform: At What Cost? * Military Base Closures * Immigration * The Future of Housing and Community Development Programs in Question * The Deregulation of Tow Trucks and the Impact on Cities * Taxes and Cities * Limiting Municipal Regulatory Authority: The Issue of Takings * The 1995 Anti-Crime Legislative Briefing * The Federal Budget and Cities * Environmental Liability: Will It Land You in Jail * Re-examining Costly Labor Laws: FLSA and Davis-Bacon

If you want to build stronger communities and brighter futures for your children and grandchildren, you don't want to miss this conference. Advanced registration deadline: must be postmarked by February 10th.
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Title Annotation:National League of Cities' 1995 Congressional-City Conference
Author:Richardson, Fonda
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Jan 30, 1995
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