League Board Adopts 2014 Policy Priorities

The League Board of Directors adopted a diverse list of legislative priorities on Nov. 21. The priorities will help focus the League’s advocacy efforts during the upcoming legislative session, which begins on Feb. 25.

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 2014 legislative session. Additionally, the list may be modified by Board action.

Priorities for 2014 are (listed alphabetically):

  • Affordable housing and neighborhood recovery
  • Alternative publication
  • Broadband issue priorities
  • Challenges to the accuracy of data
  • Funding LGA
  • Groundwater regulations
  • Local authority to inspect public buildings
  • Nitrogen regulations
  • Purchasing and using electronic rosters
  • Sales tax exemption for local governments
  • State restrictions on local budgets
  • Street improvement district authority
  • Unfunded mandates
  • Water infrastructure/flood hazard mitigation funds in bonding bill
  • Workforce housing

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