News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

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 (…

Nov 27
Esri receives Distinguished Service to City at 2017 City Summit
Esri receives Distinguished Service to City at 2017 City Summit
  • Opioid Crisis

Washington — November 27, 2017 —The National League of Cities (NLC) presented Esri, a leader in spatial analytics, with the Distinguished Service to Cities Award at the 2017 City Summit in Charlotte for their work helping city leaders combat the opioid epidemic. The award is given annually to two NLC partners for making a significant contribution to building stronger, more innovative and…

Nov 18
NLC President Mark Stodola
NLC President Mark Stodola
  • Leadership & Management
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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, and Councilmember Joe Buscaino of Los Angeles join Stodola as 2018 NLC Officers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — November 18, 2017 — Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas, was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2017 City Summit in Charlotte, N.C. Stodola, who has served…

Nov 18
Little Rock
Little Rock
  • City Government

WASHINGTON – November 27, 2017 – The National League of Cities (NLC) announced its 2018 leadership and board of directors at the 2017 City Summit conference in Charlotte. The board of directors provides strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy, governance and membership activities.

All officers are selected by the nominating committee and are elected by NLC's…

Nov 17
maker
maker
  • Economic Development

National League of Cities, Etsy, Recast City and Urban Manufacturing Alliance Join Forces for Latest Report

Charlotte, N.C. – A new report out today from the National League of Cities (NLC), Etsy, Recast City and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) provides a roadmap for cities to develop policies, programs and a culture that better supports local maker businesses.…

Nov 16
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — November 16, 2017 — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a lower corporate tax rate, nearly doubles the standard deduction and limits or eliminates most deductions, including the deductibility of state and local income and sales taxes. In response to today’s announcement,…

Nov 16
City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
  • City Government

Charlotte, N.C. — Nearly 4,000 local elected officials and delegates from around the country have convened in Charlotte, N.C. for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual City Summit.

This week, city leaders will work with subject experts on topics including economic development, climate change, transportation and leadership development, arming them with tools and resources to plan…

Nov 15
Future of Equity
Future of Equity
  • Equity
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development

New National League of Cities Research Examines Future of Equity in Infrastructure, Public Safety and Economic Development

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released new research on the future of equity that shows that as cities become infused with technology, they must ensure inclusion is a core tenet of city planning to reverse the growing…