NLC President Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers responds to Wednesday's explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas: "Today our hearts go out to the entire community of West, Texas who are facing the continued devastation caused by last night's explosion. On behalf of city leaders across the country, we offer our prayers as we grieve with the residents of West, the friends and family of the victims, and Mayor Tommy Mouska."
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to the introduction of the immigration reform bill in the Senate, and stressed that NLC will be working to make sure the unique needs of our nation's cities and towns are reflected in the bill.
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon saying, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Boston today as the city starts to reconcile the tragic events of today's explosion..."
While NLC strongly believes that the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) must be modernized, there is no need to gut the entire system and replace it with something new. The nation's one stop system established through WIA has shown itself to be responsive to significant demands when it is adequately funded and supported,
A procedural vote last Thursday that would allow the U.S. Senate to debate possible new gun safety laws represented a major move forward for supporters of stricter gun laws. The vote, which broke down largely along partisan lines, was 68 to 31 in favor of allowing debate to continue.
In an effort to spur local governments and businesses to hire young people this summer, the President asked mayors across America to work with their local businesses to put low-income youth to work this summer. For the third year in a row, there will be no federally sponsored summer jobs program.
As Lawmakers in the Senate ready a legislative framework for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, local officials around the nation continue to press for a legislative solution..
NLC staff from the Center for Research and Innovation produced a three-part Local Economic Conditions blog series highlighting different perspectives on the results of the 2013 LEC Survey.
NLC has selected 21 cities to participate in two upcoming regional leadership academies that will help them leverage federal funding to reduce childhood hunger.
In the past year, 4,885 additional children in 11 cities have received healthy meals at local afterschool programs as a result of city efforts to leverage federal Afterschool Meal Program funding. NLC provided each city with assistance and pass-through grants through a project supported by the Walmart Foundation.