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  • Transportation projects require multi-year funding commitments and depend on stable and reliable funding from year to year.  Under the proposed rule change, highway funding authorized by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would be treated as other general spending and therefore be permitted to be used to reduce the deficit rather than improve transportation infrastructure.
    January 10, 2011

    NLC Opposes Change in Transportation Spending Rules

    Transportation projects require multi-year funding commitments and depend on stable and reliable funding from year to year. Under the proposed rule change, highway funding authorized by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee would be treated as other general spending and therefore be permitted to be used to reduce the deficit rather than improve transportation infrastructure.

  • Addressing the Delegates Luncheon during the Congress of Cities & Exposition in Denver, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on local officials to address obesity and its consequences for public health, economic competitiveness and national security.
    December 20, 2010

    Vilsack Focuses on Childhood Obesity, Let’s Move! Campaign

    Addressing the Delegates Luncheon during the Congress of Cities & Exposition in Denver, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on local officials to address obesity and its consequences for public health, economic competitiveness and national security.

  • In the case, New York asks the Supreme Court to rule that federal law — the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and Clean Air Act — does not prevent it from enacting regulations to promote clean vehicle use.
    November 29, 2010

    NLC Joins Defense of New York's Clean Vehicle Promotion Law

    In the case, New York asks the Supreme Court to rule that federal law — the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and Clean Air Act — does not prevent it from enacting regulations to promote clean vehicle use.

  • At a meeting in Jackson, Miss. to launch the Municipal Leadership for Healthy Southern Cities initiative, 19 mayors shared ideas for building healthy communities.
    November 22, 2010

    Mayors from 19 Mid South Cities Focus on Childhood Obesity and Public Health

    At a meeting in Jackson, Miss. to launch the Municipal Leadership for Healthy Southern Cities initiative, 19 mayors shared ideas for building healthy communities.

  • Summary of the historic building code proposal voted on during the International Code Council hearings in October 2010. Outcomes are expected to result in a 30 percent increase in energy efficiency and conservation over the 2006 code.
    November 08, 2010

    New Energy Code Will Result in Increased Energy Efficiency for Residential and Commercial Buildings

    Summary of the historic building code proposal voted on during the International Code Council hearings in October 2010. Outcomes are expected to result in a 30 percent increase in energy efficiency and conservation over the 2006 code.

  • Maintaining ports is vital for economic stability.  Ports face challenges related to safety and security issues, as well as to funding -- not only for maintenance and operations but also for increasing capacity to deal with future growth.
    November 01, 2010

    Port Infrastructure: Transportation for the Economy

    Maintaining ports is vital for economic stability. Ports face challenges related to safety and security issues, as well as to funding -- not only for maintenance and operations but also for increasing capacity to deal with future growth.

  • A national infrastructure bank could reduce the complexity of expensive transportation projects, funding high-speed rail networks quickly and creating thousands of jobs in the U.S.
    October 18, 2010

    High-Speed Finance for High-Speed Rail

    A national infrastructure bank could reduce the complexity of expensive transportation projects, funding high-speed rail networks quickly and creating thousands of jobs in the U.S.

  • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, more and more cities are choosing renewable energy sources.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to promote and recognize the use of green power by leading U.S. organizations and communities.
    September 27, 2010

    EPA’s Green Power Partnership: Helping Cities Fight Climate Change by Supporting Renewable Energy

    To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, more and more cities are choosing renewable energy sources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to promote and recognize the use of green power by leading U.S. organizations and communities.

  • President Obama’s transportation plan includes an upfront $50 billion investment in transportation to jumpstart job creation, the creation of an Infrastructure Bank to leverage federal dollars, a commitment to high-speed rail, and a dedication to environmental sustainability and increasing transportation choices in communities.
    September 13, 2010

    President Announces Vision for New Transportation System

    President Obama’s transportation plan includes an upfront $50 billion investment in transportation to jumpstart job creation, the creation of an Infrastructure Bank to leverage federal dollars, a commitment to high-speed rail, and a dedication to environmental sustainability and increasing transportation choices in communities.

  • Presents summaries of energy saving initiatives across five cities as a result of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds and provides an update on the federal bipartisan effort supporting the continuation of this important program.
    August 19, 2010

    Legislators Commend City Innovation, Ask for Additional EECBG Funding

    Presents summaries of energy saving initiatives across five cities as a result of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds and provides an update on the federal bipartisan effort supporting the continuation of this important program.