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NLC News

May 24
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  • Leadership & Management
  • City Government
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic development, public safety, infrastructure and city…

May 23
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Mulvaney
  • Budget
  • Congress
  • Federal
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017 — This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or eliminate crucial programs that invest in cities and create jobs, including the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), TIGER grants for transportation projects and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. The National…

May 09
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017 Congress Stands with Cities on Funding for Fiscal Year 2017 House Passes Healthcare Reform; Debate Moves to the Senate NLC Leader Testifies Before Senate Committee on Broadband Deployment NLC Applauds E-Fairness Legislation, but Demands Action Workforce Tool for City Leaders on WIOA NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017…
May 05
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Photo - Solar worker
May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has yet to analyze and score it, the bill is expected to increase the number of uninsured Americans, remove key protections and ultimately shift financial burdens of uncompensated care onto…

May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Budget

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September. Despite earlier proposals, the final deal includes no cuts to crucial programs for community development, education and public health. In response to today’s bipartisan agreement, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

May 01
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  • Equity
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON — May 1, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in adopting strategies to advance racial equity. Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL), an initiative of NLC’s, and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a program of CSI, are providing training, tools and resources to…

Apr 27
The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Federal
  • Taxation
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Finance

Washington — The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – today issued the following…

Apr 26
San Francisco from the Bay
San Francisco from the Bay
  • Immigration
  • Public Safety

WASHINGTON — April 26, 2017 — Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order passed in January, which would strip jurisdictions of federal funding if they meet the Department of Justice’s broad and ambiguous definition of a so-called “sanctuary city.” In response to…

Apr 26
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs on unfunded mandates and the burden they place on communities. Reed and Moore testified on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National…