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  • October 13, 2015

    Cities United Hires Seasoned Leader as First Chief Executive Officer

    Anthony Smith will lead Cities United as its first chief executive officer, announced Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Co-founded by Mayor Nutter and Mayor Landrieu in 2011, Cities United serves as a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.

  • October 08, 2015

    Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband

    Mayor Gary Resnick of Wilton Manors, Fla. testified this week before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing on "Removing Barriers to Wireless Broadband Deployment." He highlighted the role that local governments play in expanding and improving wireless broadband infrastructure in their communities.

  • October 06, 2015

    Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans

    Speaking today before the the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act to pass two bills—S. 1885 and S. 2013—to help homeless veterans find stable housing.

  • October 02, 2015

    Host City Nashville Announces Musical Entertainment for Congress of Cities

    From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of the world-class artistry, sounds and performances of Music City.

  • October 01, 2015

    NLC Selects Seven States to Host Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning

    NLC announces the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host statewide municipal summits on afterschool and expanded learning in 2016.

  • September 30, 2015

    City Finances Continue to Improve, But New Report from the National League of Cities Shows Recovery from Great Recession Is Incremental

    A new report released from the National League of Cities (NLC) reveals that municipal finances have stabilized in the wake of the Great Recession, but the recession's effects are still evident in city budgets across the nation.

  • September 25, 2015

    EPA Solicits Comments on Updates to Stormwater Regulations

    Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) under general permits.

  • September 25, 2015

    City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness

    NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole.

  • September 25, 2015

    Transportation Advocates Turn Attention to the House

    The House was caught by surprise in July when the Senate introduced and approved the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill.

  • September 25, 2015

    NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election

    This week, NLC launched its campaign to make city issues a focus in the 2016 presidential election, #CitiesLead2016. Lead by NLC First Vice President Melodee Colbert Kean, council member, Joplin, Mo., city leaders gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the center of early presidential campaigning, to announce NLC's plans and issue a call to action for presidential candidates.