Headlines

  • December 19, 2014

    Congress Funds Majority of Government Through 2015

    This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-206, and the Senate by a vote of 56-40, after extended debate in both chambers.

  • December 15, 2014

    How to Turn a National Spotlight on Your City's Most Important Issues

    This March 7-11, harness the unique power of cities by uniting with the nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C. at NLC’s Congressional City Conference.

  • December 08, 2014

    City Leaders Champion Marketplace Fairness

    Last week, as Americans kicked of the multi-billion dollar online holiday shopping season, city leaders came to Washington, D.C. to call for swift passage of marketplace fairness legislation.

  • December 08, 2014

    Webinar: Distribution of Federal Spending

    On Thursday December 11, NLC will host a webinar in partnership with Pew to share the results of the research and draw implications for cities, the city-state fiscal relationship and alternative local revenue streams.

  • December 05, 2014

    Congress Struggles with Spending Debate

    Members of Congress continue to negotiate over an appropriations bill that will keep the government open through September 30, 2015, the end of the current fiscal year.

  • December 03, 2014

    Retailers Join Local And State Governments to Press Congress for Marketplace Fairness

    On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a coalition of local and state government officials and private sector retailers came together today on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to level the tax playing field by passing the Marketplace Fairness legislation.

  • November 26, 2014

    Lavonta Williams Receives Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award

    Councilmember Lavonta Williams of Wichita, Kan. was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award at the group’s luncheon and membership meeting.

  • November 26, 2014

    Councilmember LaWana Mayfield Elected President of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials

    Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, N.C. was elected 2015 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas.

  • November 25, 2014

    Ferguson: The Day After

    In the coming days, we continue to encourage communities to remain calm and practice restraint. We hope that all Americans will work towards creating better communities that are welcoming and inclusive to individuals of all backgrounds.

  • November 25, 2014

    New Program Launches to Improve the Lives of Disconnected Youth

    Five federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for disconnected youth.