News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

Feb 24
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Public Safety

Attorney General Sessions to Address more than 2,000 City Officials and Other Delegates March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — February 24, 2017 — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local officials and other delegates convened in Washington for the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference. Speaking during the Afternoon…

Feb 22
Preemption Report Cover Graphic
Preemption Report Cover Graphic
  • State
  • Preemption
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — February 22, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the state municipal leagues released a new report entitled, “City Rights in an Era of Preemption.” The report examines the prevalence of state preemption across the country in seven key policy areas: minimum wage, paid leave, anti-discrimination, home sharing, ride sharing, municipal broadband, and tax…

Feb 17
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
  • Advocacy
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON — February 17, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52 to 46 vote. The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Administrator Pruitt on his confirmation and looks forward to continuing its partnership with EPA in efforts to protect public health and the…

Feb 15
  • Courts
  • Federal
  • Legal & Legislative

What if a police officer arrests someone because the officer doesn’t believe the person is telling the truth and there is evidence the officer is right?

In District of Columbia v. Wesby, the Supreme Court will decide whether, when the owner of a vacant house informs police he has not authorized entry, an officer assessing probable cause to arrest those inside…

Feb 15
  • Courts
  • Federal
  • Legal & Legislative

This Supreme Court case involves a city as a named party, and could affect future cases in which an intervener files against a local government.

The Supreme Court accepts all kinds of cases involving states and local governments. Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates involves a long, complicated story and legal issue.
 
Steven Sherman sued the Town of…

Feb 13
San Jose and the Bay
San Jose and the Bay
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — February 13, 2017 — 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 San José Mayor Sam Liccardo to advise the City on innovative strategies for transforming the North San José area into a vibrant, urban, mixed-use employment district.

“The competitiveness and…

Feb 10
The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Public Safety
  • Police

WASHINGTON — February 10, 2017 — On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump signed a series of executive orders addressing law enforcement and public safety. The executive orders direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint individuals to a national Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety; to evaluate federal grant programs that support law enforcement officers; and to recommend…

Feb 10
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Leads 20 State Fly-in to Remind Washington that Cities Lead City Hall 101: Local Leaders School Congressional Staff on Hometown Priorities State Directors and City Leaders Talk Brownfields, Unfunded Mandates with Committees Florida Local Leaders Travel to DC to Advocate for Federal Issues Impacting Cities State League Advocates Urge FCC to Respect Local Authority…
Feb 08
photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — February 8, 2017 — In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to Capitol Hill to advocate for critical city priorities. In 42 meetings today with federal officials, city representatives will work to build local-federal partnerships and tell Congress why city priorities – including…

Feb 03
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
  • Transportation
  • Federal

The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Sec. Chao on her confirmation and commends the Trump Administration for their dedication to bringing America’s infrastructure into the 21st Century.


WASHINGTON — January 31, 2017 — Today, in a show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the appointment of Elaine Chao as the 18th…