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  • September 25, 2015

    EPA Solicits Comments on Updates to Stormwater Regulations

    Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) under general permits.

  • September 25, 2015

    City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness

    NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole.

  • September 25, 2015

    Transportation Advocates Turn Attention to the House

    The House was caught by surprise in July when the Senate introduced and approved the DRIVE Act, a bipartisan, six-year transportation bill.

  • September 25, 2015

    NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election

    This week, NLC launched its campaign to make city issues a focus in the 2016 presidential election, #CitiesLead2016. Lead by NLC First Vice President Melodee Colbert Kean, council member, Joplin, Mo., city leaders gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at the center of early presidential campaigning, to announce NLC's plans and issue a call to action for presidential candidates.

  • Nashville was at a crossroads in early 2009; it needed to address its rising immigrant population. Learn about the city's response, and consider joining the mobile tour on this topic at the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville.
    September 23, 2015

    Engaging New Americans in Nashville

    Nashville was at a crossroads in early 2009; it needed to address its rising immigrant population. Learn about the city's response, and consider joining the mobile tour on this topic at the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville.

  • September 23, 2015

    20 Cities Convene in Los Angeles for Small Business Summit

    NLC convened more than 50 economic development staff from 20 large cities across the U.S. in Los Angeles Tuesday for a two-day summit dedicated to supporting startups and small businesses and strengthening local economies.

  • September 21, 2015

    NLC President Ralph Becker Announces 2015 Nominating Committee

    National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending officers and board members to lead NLC in 2016.

  • September 16, 2015

    National League of Cities Joins First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to Celebrate Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

    The National League of Cities joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House today to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties have committed to the five goals in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative since July 2012.

  • September 09, 2015

    White House Acts to Address Climate Change

    Last month, President Obama took two key actions to address climate change committing to reduce carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Through the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plans and a series of executive actions, the president is demonstrating the U.S's commitment to climate mitigation and adaption ahead of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris later this year.

  • September 09, 2015

    Cities Support U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to “Step it Up” and Improve Walking and Walkable Communities

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy issues the Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities today, marking a historic step in ensuring that Americans of all ages and abilities have access to safe and convenient opportunities to be active and move safely throughout their communities.