Headlines

  • April 27, 2015

    Important My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge Deadlines Approaching

    For those communities interested in or already signed up for the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiative, two important deadlines are approaching.

  • April 24, 2015

    In Memoriam

    Mary France Gordon began her career at the National League of Cities in 1992, and most recently served as Foundation Director as well as Program Director of NLC's Constituency Groups.

  • April 23, 2015

    USDA Grants Available to Plan, Implement Farmers Markets

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for its Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both competitive grants are due May 14.

  • April 22, 2015

    Louisville Community Conversation Highlights City’s Innovative Cradle-to-Career Initiative

    Local leaders, educators, parents and community members convened for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community support of Louisville’s Cradle-to-Career Initiative.

  • April 20, 2015

    Greenbelt, Md. Mayor Emmett Jordan Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty

    The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Public Transportation Association on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities.

  • April 17, 2015

    NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee

    The National League of Cities was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code.

  • April 13, 2015

    Report: Cities Need States to Provide More Authority to Collect Revenue

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits.

  • April 09, 2015

    Phoenix Community Conversation to Focus on High School Completion and Postsecondary Success

    Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.

  • April 09, 2015

    Joint Statement Supporting Bipartisan Approach to e-Fairness

    F​ollowing a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President­-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement.

  • April 08, 2015

    Doris McConnell Elected President of Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials

    Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.