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NLC News

Dec 15
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Taxation
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — This afternoon, the conference committee appointed to reconcile the different versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) released their conference report. In response, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

“Hundreds of local leaders have spoken loudly and…

Dec 14
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
  • Internet
  • Technology

WASHINGTON — Following a vote today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismantle net neutrality regulations, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement: 

“Today, the FCC took action to dismantle net neutrality and broadly preempt state and local authority to regulate broadband. Not only will…

Dec 13
Mayor Ed Lee of San Fransisco
Mayor Ed Lee of San Fransisco
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — December 12, 2017 — Ed Lee, the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, passed away early this morning. National League of Cities (NLC) constituency group Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) President Polly Low, mayor of Rosemead, California, released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Ed Lee. As the first Asian…

Dec 09
homeless veteran
homeless veteran
  • Veterans Homelessness
  • Housing

WASHINGTON — Following reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is backtracking on a proposal to reallocate $460 million away from HUD-VASH, a program that supports homeless Veterans, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

“Cities thank Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin for …

Dec 05
  • City Government

Lydia Martinez, Bridgeport, CT City Clerk Becomes President of NLC Constituency Group

Washington – December 5, 2017 – At the annual City Summit conference in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC), elected Lydia Martinez, city clerk for Bridgeport, Conn. to serve as HELO…

Dec 05
  • City Government

Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida Becomes President of NLC Constituency Group

Washington – December 5, 2017 – At the annual City Summit conference in Charlotte, N.C.  earlier this month, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC), elected Mayor Wayne M. Messam of Miramar, Fla. to serve as NBC-LEO…

Dec 05
  • City Government

Washington – December 5, 2017 – At the annual City Summit conference in Charlotte, N.C. earlier this month, the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC), elected Councilmember Joyce Sheperd of Atlanta to serve as WIMG’s 2018 president.

The Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group was formed in 1974 to serve as a…

Dec 05
Inside view of Capitol Hill Dome
Inside view of Capitol Hill Dome
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Tax Reform Continues to Race Forward Congressional Leaders Remain Undecided on CR House Passes Brownfields Reauthorization City Representatives Defends Against Preemption in FCC Advisory Committee First House Drone Hearing Shows Need to Find a “Sweet Spot” for Local Input Cities Call on Congress to Preserve Local Authority in Broadband Deployment Upcoming EPA Webinar…
Dec 02
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Taxation
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — December 2, 2017 — Early this morning, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill lowers the corporate tax rate and doubles the standard deduction, but limits or eliminates some deductions, including those for state and local income and sales taxes. In response to today’s vote, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of…

Dec 01
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Brownfields

Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Providing Essential Funding

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Regional Councils today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (…