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  • January 28, 2013

    New Three-Year Initiative Announced to Help Cities Expand Children’s Access to Health Insurance

    The National League of Cities (NLC) announces the start of a new, three-year initiative to help municipal leaders increase children’s access to health insurance coverage. The Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care project will be launched with a $3.25 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies and is aimed at strengthening the capacity of city leaders to maximize children’s participation in public health insurance programs.

  • January 25, 2013

    Federal Outreach Grants Available for Increasing Children’s Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP

    As NLC rolls out its Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care initiative, local officials have a concurrent opportunity to apply for federal outreach and enrollment grants to connect eligible children with Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • January 25, 2013

    NLC to Help Cities Expand Children’s Access to Health Insurance

    Through a $3.25 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has launched a new, three-year initiative to help municipal leaders increase children’s enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP.

  • January 24, 2013

    NLC Endorses Senator Feinstein's Bill to Keep Deadly Assault Weapons Off of America's Streets

    In response to Senator Dianne Feinstein's new legislation to reduce gun violence, NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ said, "NLC shares Senator Feinstein's goal of keeping deadly assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices off the streets of America's cities and towns, and endorses this legislation. Further, we hope that both the Senate and House will move quickly to pass this bill aimed at addressing the gun violence epidemic that plagues our country."

  • January 22, 2013

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Poised to Become Top Issue in Congress, White House

    While the true prospects for comprehensive immigration reform remain murky, the desire for Congressional action that will end the national divisiveness is palpable. With the US Chamber of Congress and the AFL-CIO joining together demanding legislation that includes a path to citizenship, proposals from Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), remarks by President Obama in his inaugural address this week and Congressional leaders stepping forward to work on the outlines for a proposal, it appears that Congress will have another opportunity to debate the issue which has alluded compromise for so many years.

  • January 22, 2013

    NLC Puts Forth Call for Strong Action on Gun Violence

    As President Obama has vowed to make gun control "a central issue" of his second term, NLC has responded, making it clear that as an organization, NLC's National Municipal Policy supports a comprehensive proposal to reduce gun violence throughout the country.

  • General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will address attendees at NLC’s upcoming Congressional City Conference held in Washington, DC, March 9 – 13.
    January 22, 2013

    General Dempsey, Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, To Speak At Congressional City Conference

    General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will address attendees at NLC’s upcoming Congressional City Conference held in Washington, DC, March 9 – 13.

  • January 22, 2013

    NLC President Calls for Collaboration at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ addressed mayors and guests from across the country at last week's U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) annual winter meeting in Washington. In her remarks, Mayor Rogers spoke about the two organizations' deep commitment to being strong voices for local governments in the federal policy arena and the need to work together in the coming year to protect local government interests on Capitol Hill and within the Administration.

  • January 22, 2013

    NBC-LEO Appoints City Cultural Diversity Awards Judges

    The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the 2013 City Cultural Diversity Awards

  • January 22, 2013

    A Go-to Resource for Recovery Post-Disasters

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, an NLC Corporate Partner, has become a go-to source for meeting the day-to-day mobility needs of communities and the critical mobility needs in the wake of natural disasters and emergency situations.