• February 12, 2016

    President Obama’s Final Budget Highlights Local Priorities

    On Tuesday, President Obama released the final budget proposal of his Administration for fiscal year 2017. The largest new proposals focus on local priorities, including over $1 billion to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic, a 10-year clean transportation initiative, and a 10-year initiative to end family harmlessness.

  • February 12, 2016

    National League of Cities Urges Congress to Pass Criminal Justice Reform

    Nearly 60 mayors and councilmembers urged Congress to take action to reform the criminal justice system, supporting two bipartisan bills that would reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenses and reduce recidivism rates.

  • February 10, 2016

    Local Governments Stand with the Administration on Clean Power Plan, Renew Support

    The National League of Cities (NLC), on behalf of local leaders across the country, reaffirmed its support for the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) the Supreme Court action to temporarily halt implementation of the plan.

  • February 09, 2016

    Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Garcia on Boeing C-17 Site

    The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to help the City, its partners and stakeholders transition Boeing’s closing C-17 military airplane manufacturing facility back into productive use, and develop new economic development, industry attraction, job retention and workforce training strategies that align with the mayor’s vision of Long Beach becoming a hub for emerging technology and innovation.

  • February 04, 2016

    National League of Cities Supports Legislation to Improve the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, which would provide funding to replace, repair and rehabilitate critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.

  • January 28, 2016

    The Trust Edge: How to Build Leadership Based on Trust

    This is the first in a series of articles revolving around topics that were presented at NLC's 20th Annual Leadership Summit in Charlotte, N.C. The program, titled "Leadership That Leaves a Legacy" addressed themes of leadership, trust, change, courage, and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

  • January 25, 2016

    Rose Center for Public Leadership Working with Mayor Bell on Civil Rights District

    The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD) into a sustainable, vibrant and revitalized urban center.

  • January 19, 2016

    Eight Cities Selected to Participate in National League of Cities Project to Build Financial Inclusion for Families

    Eight diverse cities were competitively selected to participate in the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.

  • January 14, 2016

    State, Local Leaders Expand Efforts to Treat Opioid Overdoses

    As the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hosts a community forum on the opioid epidemic in Knox County, Tenn., state and local leaders today announced an expansion of efforts to facilitate public agencies' access to potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medication.

  • January 12, 2016

    In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities

    In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that affect cities and their residents.