• January 24, 2013

    NLC Endorses Senator Feinstein's Bill to Keep Deadly Assault Weapons Off of America's Streets

    In response to Senator Dianne Feinstein's new legislation to reduce gun violence, NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ said, "NLC shares Senator Feinstein's goal of keeping deadly assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices off the streets of America's cities and towns, and endorses this legislation. Further, we hope that both the Senate and House will move quickly to pass this bill aimed at addressing the gun violence epidemic that plagues our country."

  • January 22, 2013

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Poised to Become Top Issue in Congress, White House

    While the true prospects for comprehensive immigration reform remain murky, the desire for Congressional action that will end the national divisiveness is palpable. With the US Chamber of Congress and the AFL-CIO joining together demanding legislation that includes a path to citizenship, proposals from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), remarks by President Obama in his inaugural address this week and Congressional leaders stepping forward to work on the outlines for a proposal, it appears that Congress will have another opportunity to debate the issue which has alluded compromise for so many years.

  • January 22, 2013

    NLC Puts Forth Call for Strong Action on Gun Violence

    As President Obama has vowed to make gun control "a central issue" of his second term, NLC has responded, making it clear that as an organization, NLC's National Municipal Policy supports a comprehensive proposal to reduce gun violence throughout the country.

  • General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will address attendees at NLC’s upcoming Congressional City Conference held in Washington, DC, March 9 – 13.
    January 22, 2013

    General Dempsey, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, To Speak At Congressional City Conference

    General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will address attendees at NLC’s upcoming Congressional City Conference held in Washington, DC, March 9 – 13.

  • January 22, 2013

    NLC President Calls for Collaboration at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ addressed mayors and guests from across the country at last week's U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington. In her remarks, Mayor Rogers spoke about the two organizations' deep commitment to being strong voices for local governments in the federal policy arena and the need to work together in the coming year to protect local government interests on Capitol Hill and within the Administration.

  • January 22, 2013

    NBC-LEO Appoints City Cultural Diversity Awards Judges

    The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the 2013 City Cultural Diversity Awards

  • January 22, 2013

    A Go-to Resource for Recovery Post-Disasters

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an NLC Corporate Partner, has become a go-to source for meeting the day-to-day mobility needs of communities and the critical mobility needs in the wake of natural disasters and emergency situations.

  • January 22, 2013

    Columnist: Lit-up Philadelphia: American City Model?

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes how an ingenious mix of lights -- everything from streetlights to LEDs lighting historic buildlings -- has helped transform Philadelphia's Center City into a thriving downtown district.

  • January 21, 2013

    NLC Congratulates President Obama on His Inauguration

    NLC President Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, congratulated President Obama saying, "We hope that, over the next four years, our national leaders will resolve to bridge the divides of partisanship and that we can all come together as a country to fulfill our destiny of prosperity for all."

  • January 18, 2013

    NLC Applauds EPA Memorandum Assessing Local Government Financial Capability

    Last week, in a memorandum to the Regional Offices, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new dialogue with local governments to clarify how the financial capability of a community will be considered when developing schedules for municipal projects necessary to meet Clean Water Act (CWA) obligations.