National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., wrote to Congressional sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803, as amended). NLC fully supports the bill as written because it provides much needed modernization and streamlining of the nation's workforce system.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard or guide for community risk reduction (CRR) for the fire service.
Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville, Tenn. and former co-chair of NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families was honored in Washington, D.C. for his commitment and leadership on afterschool programs. Mayor Dean was named a State Afterschool Champion at the “Breakfast of Champions,” part of the 13th annual Afterschool for All Challenge.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is currently conducting pre-agenda research to inform its assessment of the effectiveness of Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments, and related standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities.
The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program passed another milestone recently with residents in cities across the country using their city discount card to save on more than 1 million prescriptions.
NLC offers its full support to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s nomination as the next Secretary for Housing and Urban Development.
The bill authorizes 34 new lock, dam, levee, port and ecosystem restoration projects and includes a new pilot program that makes loans available to local governments.
This month, leaders from all five of NLC’s constituency groups travelled from cities across the United States to Washington, D.C. for NLC’s first Constituency Group Washington Day of Action.
New York and New Hampshire held statewide mayoral summits that focused on the importance of afterschool and expanded learning for children and youth in their communities. The New York and New Hampshire fterschool networks partnered with mayoral champions and their state municipal leagues to host the summits.