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  • January 21, 2014

    Congressional City Conference Featured Speakers Announced

    This year’s Congressional City Conference will feature top voices in today’s political media, including Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NEWSHOUR and Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News.

  • January 21, 2014

    Focus on Behavioral Health is Key to Successful Local Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs

    Due to the increased spotlight on recidivism and a growing consensus that children involved in juvenile court are at risk of worse life outcomes, many states and cities are investigating ways to remove children from juvenile court and provide alternative treatments in the community.

  • January 21, 2014

    Omnibus Spending Bill Set To Become Law

    Last week, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2014 and avoids another round of fiscal brinkmanship.

  • January 15, 2014

    National League of Cities Urges Congress to Pass Omnibus Appropriations Bill

    NLC urges the U.S. Congress to pass the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September and restore some sequestration cuts.

  • January 13, 2014

    NLC Accepting Applications for 2014 Policy and Advocacy Committees

    The National League of Cities is now accepting applications from city officials for the 2014 Policy and Advocacy committees. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, January 24, 2014.

  • January 13, 2014

    Mayor Chris Coleman Announces National League of Cities 2014 Leadership Team

    NLC President Chris Coleman announces his 2014 leadership team for the organization’s policy committees and advisory councils. The new leadership brings a wealth of experience advocating for communities across the country and will provide direction on how cities can continue to lead in the coming year.

  • In response to a series of recent accidents involving the explosion of railroad tank cars carrying crude oil in North Dakota, Illinois and Canada, lawmakers in Washington, DC are joining local leaders across the country in urging quick federal action.
    January 06, 2014

    Need for Federal Action Mounts after Latest Railroad Tank Explosion

    In response to a series of recent accidents involving the explosion of railroad tank cars carrying crude oil in North Dakota, Illinois and Canada, lawmakers in Washington, DC are joining local leaders across the country in urging quick federal action.

  • Today, an estimated 77 million Americans use library computers or digital services each year, and nearly all libraries provide Internet access. Currently, over $2.2 billion in annual federal assistance is provided to schools and libraries through the E-Rate program.  And while this amount has grown modestly since E-rate’s inception, it has not kept pace with the explosion of digital content and services that exist only on the Internet.
    January 06, 2014

    E-Rate Program Helps Local Libraries Succeed in the Digital Age

    Today, an estimated 77 million Americans use library computers or digital services each year, and nearly all libraries provide Internet access. Currently, over $2.2 billion in annual federal assistance is provided to schools and libraries through the E-Rate program. And while this amount has grown modestly since E-rate’s inception, it has not kept pace with the explosion of digital content and services that exist only on the Internet.

  • December 20, 2013

    A Bottom-Up Smart City?

    As cities shrink and grow, policymakers are increasingly called to respond to these changes by making informed, data-driven decisions. What is the role of the citizen in this process of collecting and understanding civic data?

  • December 20, 2013

    NLC Calls on Congress to Prioritize Cities in FY2014 Appropriations

    Now that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 is set to become law, the House and Senate appropriations committees have a short window to negotiate FY 2014 funding levels for individual federal programs.