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Statements from the 2013 NACo Large Urban County Caucus 'Fly-in'

On May 7th-9th, elected county officials gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Association of Counties' (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) "fly-in" advocacy effort.  LUCC is a bipartisan coalition of elected and appointed county officials from across the nation, representing about 130 million people.

LUCC members are urging Congress to support the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds--which state and local governments use to build schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, airports, public transit, water systems, and other essential public infrastructure.

Another critically important issue is the "Marketplace Fairness Act"--which would authorize state and local governments to collect already-owed sales and use taxes on online-sales transactions.

More information on NACo and LUCC priority issues is available at

We are offering soundbites from many of the county officials who participated in the "fly-in"; statements are available in mp3PRO only.

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Baltimore (City), Md., Council Member and LUCC Chair Helen Holton (two bites; :45 total)

Tarrant County, Texas, Commissioner and LUCC Vice Chair Roy Charles Brooks (two bites; 1:45 total)

Ramsey County, Minn., Commissioner and LUCC Vice Chair Jim McDonough (three bites; :32 total)

Ramsey County, Minn., Commissioner Toni Carter (three bites; 1:26 total)

El Paso County, Colo., Commissioner Sallie Clark (two bites; 1:09 total)

Franklin County, Ohio, Commissioner John O'Grady (three bites; :57 total)

Miami-Dade County, Fla., Commissioner Sally Heyman (:31)

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