League Board Adopts 2016 Policy Priorities

The League Board of Directors adopted a diverse list of legislative priorities on Nov. 19, 2015. The priorities will help focus the League’s advocacy efforts during the 2016 legislative session, which begins on March 8, 2016.

The legislative priorities are based on the Board’s assessment of member interest, gleaned from discussions that occurred during the League’s policy committee process, as well as discussions with members during the fall Regional Meetings and other membership interaction.

The priority list does not reflect the entire scope of the League’s anticipated activities at the Legislature during the 2016 legislative session. Additionally, the list may be modified by Board action.

Priorities for 2016 are (listed alphabetically):

  • Administering absentee balloting
  • Bonding for water infrastructure
  • Broadband infrastructure funding
  • City street funding
  • Funding local government aid (LGA)
  • Groundwater policy
  • Omnibus transportation funding
  • Police-worn body cameras
  • Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) contribution increases
  • Railroad issues
  • Sales tax exemption on construction materials
  • Urban forest management funding
  • Workforce housing

The Board also approved the LMC 2016 City Policies on Nov. 19.

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