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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Civic League (NCL) recently recognized ten communities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. This year had a focus on healthy communities.
Congress continues to grapple with the tough decisions over funding federal transportation programs as the deadline for finding a solution to the shortfall in federal fuel tax revenues draws closer.