Nov. 20, 2014

Issue #109

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Cities Urged to Take Action in Support of Federal Marketplace Fairness Act

Action Must Occur Before 113th Congress Adjourns

California city officials have an opportunity to advocate for a legislation that makes tax collection mandatory for online retailers when their representatives Members of Congress will return to the districts during next week’s Congress Thanksgiving recess. The Marketplace Fairness Act (S.743) passed the Senate in May 2013 but the introduced House version (H.R. 684) has yet to move. The legislation will die if the 113th Congress fails to act before the end of the year.

Federal, Revenue and Taxation

President Obama Unveils Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Yesterday President Barack Obama revealed his highly anticipated immigration reform plan. During his nearly 15 minute address, the President Obama outlined four main components.


Obscure Seed Law May Have Wider Implications

When Assembly Member Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced AB 2470, the bill appeared to be minor legislation intended to make technical changes to the 1967 California Seed Law. However, last-minute amendments saw the bill morph into something more far-reaching.

Environmental Quality

California City Solutions: Rialto’s PRIDE Platoon Turns Life Around for Troubled Children

This story is part of an ongoing series featuring Helen Putnam Award entries. The 2014 entries are available on the League’s website as a resource for cities in a searchable database called California City Solutions. Rialto’s PRIDE Platoon Boot Camp was submitted in 2014 for the Community Services and Economic Development award category.

Helen Putnam, CA City Solutions, Public Safety
1400 K Street ■ Sacramento, CA 95814 ■ (916) 658-8200
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