• July 30, 2015

    Cities Disappointed Congress Passes Yet Another Short-Term Extension to Fund Transportation Bill

    For the 35th time in the past decade, Congress has passed a short-term extension to fund the nation’s transportation systems. While Congress has promised further consideration of a long-term bill in the fall, it’s far too long overdue to have a real and robust, long-term plan that would allow greater certainty in the planning process necessary for good projects that contribute to local economies.

  • July 30, 2015

    National League of Cities and Next Century Cities Partner with Google Fiber to Recognize Cities Helping to Close the Digital Divide

    The National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to celebrate city-led efforts to bridge the digital divide. The first-ever "Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards" will recognize city governments who are leading successful approaches to tackle barriers to internet adoption.

  • July 22, 2015

    U.S. Communities Announces New Public Sector Consulting Contract

    The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to join U.S. Communities in announcing that Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide public sector consulting services through the innovations solutions solicitation.

  • July 17, 2015

    Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14

    As part of its annual policy development process, NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14.

  • July 17, 2015

    NLC Leadership Goes to the Hill to Make the Case for Transportation Funding

    As the deadline approaches for transportation funding to run out, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveiled the bipartisan "DRIVE Act" (S 1647), the long-awaited Senate proposal for a new long term transportation bill. The DRIVE Act would authorize funding levels for programs supported by the Highway Trust Fund over six years.

  • July 17, 2015

    E-fairness Gains Momentum; More Local Voices Needed

    In a meeting with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), lead sponsor of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775), last week, Mayor Becker thanked the Congressman for his leadership in putting forth a solution to this issue and pledged the support of cities and towns to seeing it get resolved this session. If enacted, the RTPA will give states and local governments the flexibility to require remote online retailers to collect the sales taxes that are already owed on remote purchases.

  • July 17, 2015

    This Month in Federal Advocacy

    A summary of NLC's latest advocay efforts on Capitol Hill and beyond.

  • July 09, 2015

    Nashville Mobile Workshops to Spotlight Successful Initiatives

    Nashville has announced a lineup of high-impact mobile workshops that will feature innovative and successful initiatives at the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7.

  • July 09, 2015

    New Report: 75% of Mayors Focus on Economic Development Issues in State of the City Addresses

    NLC released the “2015 State of the Cities” report, which found that economic development was the most-covered topic in mayoral state of the city speeches given in the first quarter of 2015.

  • July 07, 2015

    Early Learning Network Expands to Include Sixteen Communities

    NLC and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced a new initiative designed to improve outcomes during the first five years of life for children in communities across the United States.