• June 30, 2014

    Cities: Situation Shows Immigration Reform Needed Now

    National League of Cities (NLC) released this statement from Clarence Anthony, NLC’s executive director on President Obama’s plan to send increased resources to the U.S. – Mexican border in response to the increased numbers of immigrants.

  • June 26, 2014

    Cities Urge FCC to Modernize E-Rate Program

    Following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's decision to introduce a proposal for consideration at the FCC's July meeting to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to every student and library, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement.

  • June 25, 2014

    Workforce Bill Will Help Create System for the 21st Century

    National League of Cities applauds the Senate for strengthening the nation’s workforce system to support American workers by passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This bipartisan bill will streamline and modernize the nation’s workforce system by providing a 21st Century solution to a 21st Century employment needs.

  • June 23, 2014

    Coleman to USCM Mayors: Cities Must Think Globally, Work Together to Meet 21st Century Challenges

    NLC President Chris Coleman told a crowd of local leaders gathered for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) annual meeting Saturday in Dallas, Texas that cities are rising to a number of diverse challenges and creating opportunities that make their communities better places to live, work and play.

  • June 23, 2014

    Participate in a Study About the NLC Website for a Chance to Win $50

    The National League of Cities is redesigning www.nlc.org, and we want to better understand how members and site users would group and label the content available on the NLC website. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 American Express gift card.

  • June 23, 2014

    Google to Highlight Technological Innovation at NLC University Leadership Summit

    Technological innovation is changing the world in which city leaders are operating at a dramatic pace. Participants in the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, taking place August 13-16 in Silicon Valley, will get a first-hand look at some of these revolutionary transformations through a special tour of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

  • June 20, 2014

    Local Leaders Urge Congress to Preserve Transportation Alternatives Program

    Almost 400 local officials joined together to urge Congress to continue funding the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which allocates resources for transportation alternatives that enhance safety and performance.

  • June 20, 2014

    Athens, Tenn. Brings Significant Savings to Residents through NLC Prescription Discount Card Program

    NLC honored the City of Athens, Tenn. earlier this month for reaching the significant milestone of saving residents more than $1/2 million on the cost of their prescriptions through the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program.

  • June 17, 2014

    NLC Statement on Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

    The National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement from Clarence Anthony, NLC’s executive director, on the House Judiciary Committee’s plans to markup the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) on Wednesday.

  • June 16, 2014

    National Civic League Announces 'All-America Cities' Award Winners

    The National Civic League (NCL) recently recognized ten communities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. This year had a focus on healthy communities.