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NLC News

Oct 18
  • Elections

WASHINGTON — October 18 — A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) found that a majority believe that both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have failed to sufficiently address top city priorities. The poll also revealed that infrastructure investment is the most pressing issue facing cities, with 48 percent of…

Oct 18

WASHINGTON — October 18, 2016 — Councilmember Henry F. Marraffa, Jr., of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away this morning following a battle with cancer. In addition to a career in public service spanning more than 20 years, his involvement in the National League of Cities (NLC) impacted many outside his community. He will be fondly remembered by city leaders across America who met him through…

Oct 13
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On Sunday, the leading presidential candidates once again took to the stage to answer questions from voters during the second presidential debate. While much has been said about who won or lost the debate, we wanted to hear directly from city leaders about the status of the election and the candidates’ attention to the issues that matter most to cities. Following the debate, NLC opened an…

Oct 13

National League of Cities Releases 31st Edition of Annual City Fiscal Conditions Report

WASHINGTON — October 13, 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 31st annual City Fiscal Conditions report, finding that after a slow recovery from the Great Recession, the fiscal conditions of U.S. cities are strengthening. Based on a nationwide…

Oct 11
  • Advocacy

Trouble over phantom accounts isn't the only problem Wells Fargo is currently facing. Cities have sued Wells Fargo and Bank of America for reverse redlining (lending to equally qualified minorities on less favorable terms than whites).
 
In its Supreme Court amicus brief in Wells Fargo v. City of Miami and Bank of America v. City of Miami the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC)…

Oct 07
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  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Take Action to Ensure the Next President Addresses City Priorities Congress Avoids Government Shutdown House Passes Water Resources Bill, Moves to Conference Committee Clean Power Plan Has Its Day in Court Federal Advocacy Committees Meet in the Lone Star State Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member and Make a Difference for Cities FCC Plans 'Smart City' Focus for…
Oct 07

In this issue:

Take Action to Ensure the Next President Addresses City Priorities Congress Avoids Government Shutdown House Passes Water Resources Bill, Moves to Conference Committee Clean Power Plan Has Its Day in Court Senate Introduces Legislation to Classify Muni Bonds as High Quality Federal Advocacy Committees Meet in the Lone Star State Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member and…
Oct 06
  • Courts

NLC President and Joplin, Missouri, Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean has appointed a 15-member nominating committee with one alternate that will be responsible for recommending a slate of officers and board members to lead NLC in 2017. These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at the City Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

NLC…

Oct 06
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  • Elections

In just 32 days, Americans across the country will head to the polls to decide who will be the next President of the United States. It’s been a long and interesting ride and as the final Election Day countdown begins, our work to ensure that city issues remain a top priority during this election and into the next administration takes on a new urgency.

Throughout the last year, hundreds…

Oct 06
  • Elections

NLC President and Joplin, Missouri, Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean has appointed a 15-member nominating committee with one alternate that will be responsible for recommending a slate of officers and board members to lead NLC in 2017. These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at the City Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

NLC…