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NLC News

Feb 12
President Trump
President Trump
  • Budget
  • Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — February 12, 2018 — Today, President Trump released his administration’s budget proposal for FY 2019. The proposal includes $3 trillion in domestic cuts over ten years, many of which Congress has already rejected twice. Together, these cuts represent a historic disinvestment from cities and local governments, including the elimination of or reductions to the Community Development…

Feb 12
America's crumbling infrastructure
America's crumbling infrastructure
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Water & Green Infrastructure
  • Broadband

WASHINGTON – February 12, 2018 – Today, President Trump released his administration's infrastructure proposal following a meeting at the White House with city leaders. The National League of Cities (NLC) applauds the administration for putting infrastructure at the top of Congress' to-do list and asking them for bipartisan legislation to rebuild critical infrastructure in cities, towns and…

Feb 08
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Infrastructure

Leaders across the country stand together to partner on reinvesting in nation’s infrastructure

WASHINGTON — February 8, 2018 — The leading organizations that represent state and local governments – The Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures,…

Feb 06
Here They Come: A Look At The Future Of Cities In The Internet Age
Here They Come: A Look At The Future Of Cities In The Internet Age
  • Smart Cities
  • Internet

WASHINGTON — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Internet Association (IA) released new research detailing the size and impact of the internet sector on cities throughout the U.S. The report also identifies opportunities and best practices for cities to better foster the internet economy citing four specific cities that punch above their weight: Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City,…

Feb 05
Main Street Station In Richmond, Virginia (Getty)
Main Street Station In Richmond, Virginia (Getty)
  • Land Use

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — 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 Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to advise the city on synthesizing and implementing a shared vision for Shockoe Bottom. The City of Richmond seeks to leverage existing investments in the area and honor its history to…

Jan 30
2018 State of the Union Address
2018 State of the Union Address
  • Congress
  • Infrastructure
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — January 30, 2018 — Following President Trump’s first State of the Union address to Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

"In his first State of the Union address, President Trump spoke to the need for real solutions to significant challenges facing the…

Jan 26
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Immigration

WASHINGTON — With the release of the Trump Administration's principles for immigration reform, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

"America's city leaders are encouraged to see the President taking a leadership role in protecting the Dreamers who call our country home. For years, NLC has called for…

Jan 25
Bridge Closed
Bridge Closed
  • Congress
  • Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — January 25, 2018 — Following today's White House meeting with city leaders on infrastructure, and as President Donald Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address next week, National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

"America's city leaders know from first-hand experience that…

Jan 19
Getty Images.
Getty Images.
  • Congress
  • Budget

WASHINGTON — January 19, 2018 — As the deadline for Congress to pass a spending bill to fund the federal government approaches, National League of Cities President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, released the following statement:

“For the sake of every person in every city and town in America, Congress and the White House need to stop playing blame games with the federal…

Dec 20
Senate Votes on Tax Reform Bill
Senate Votes on Tax Reform Bill
  • Taxation
  • Finance

Advocacy efforts helped protect municipal bonds, private activity bonds and key tax credits, but falls short with SALT and advance refunding bonds

WASHINGTON — December 20, 2017 — Today, Congress passed the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), the largest change to the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. In response to the vote, National League of Cities…