News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

Dec 07
  • Courts

It is undisputed that police officers used reasonable force when they shot Angel Mendez. As officers entered, unannounced, the shack where Mendez was living they saw a silhouette of Mendez pointing what looked like a rifle at them. Yet, the Ninth Circuit awarded him and his wife damages because the officers didn't have a warrant to search the shack thereby "provoking" Mendez.
 
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Dec 02

In this issue:

Trump Cabinet Begins to Take Shape Playing Offense in Support of Muni Bonds NLC Weighs in on Federal Automated Vehicle Policy City-County Task Force on Opioid Epidemic Provides Strategies for Local Leaders Voice of Cities Represented on Drone Advisory Subcommittee NLC Supports Inclusion of Vets Issues in Lame-Duck Trump Cabinet Begins to Take Shape

Michael Wallace, 202.…

Dec 02

WASHINGTON — December 2, 2016 — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a new set of juvenile justice education tools and resources. The National League of Cities (NLC) strongly supports the department's and Secretary King's continued efforts to reduce recidivism and to help youth involved in the juvenile justice system transition back into schools. The following statement may be…

Nov 28
  • Courts

Local governments may now ignore the looming deadline of December 1, 2016 to comply with the new overtime rules.
 
A Texas federal district court issued a nationwide injunction preventing new overtime rules from going into effect. These rules would have made it more likely states and local governments would have had to pay more employees overtime. Twenty-one states and a number of…

Nov 22
Zimmerman
Zimmerman
  • State

PITTSBURGH — November 22, 2016 — Don Zimmerman, executive director of the Arkansas Municipal League, was recognized by the National League of Cities (NLC) for his 50 years of service to the Arkansas Municipal League (AML) at the group's 2016 City Summit conference in Pittsburgh. The first state municipal league employee to be recognized by NLC for 50 years of service, Zimmerman has served in…

Nov 21

WASHINGTON — Novemer 21,2016 — The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president, Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio, launched a new NLC Task Force on Economic Mobility and Opportunity at City Summit in Pittsburgh last week. The task force is comprised of 22 local leaders across the country and will be led by its chair, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta. Over the next year, the task…

Nov 19
Washington D.C. building
Washington D.C. building
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First 100 Days Federal Funding for Local Grants at Risk under Immigration Proposals NLC Weighs in on CPP Local Energy Program Cities Urge Administration Not to Tax Water Efficiency Rebates NLC Urges Action on WRDA and Brownfields in Lame Duck Session Overtime Rules To Go Into Effect Unless Congress Acts What's Next? Lame-Duck and the…
Nov 19

In this issue: 

What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First 100 Days Federal Funding for Local Grants at Risk under Immigration Proposals NLC Weighs in on CPP Local Energy Program  Cities Urge Administration Not to Tax Water Efficiency Rebates NLC Urges Action on WRDA and Brownfields in Lame Duck Session Overtime Rules To Go Into Effect Unless Congress Acts What's Next? Lame-Duck and the First…
Nov 19
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership & Management

PITTSBURGH — November 19, 2016 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2017 leadership and board of directors at its annual City Summit in Pittsburgh. The membership elected Councilmember Matt Zone of Cleveland to serve as NLC's 2017 president, Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas as first vice president, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana as second vice…

Nov 19
  • State

PITTSBURGH — November 19, 2016 — Councilmember Matt Zone was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh. Zone, who served as NLC's first vice president in 2016, will lead the nation's largest and most representative membership and advocacy organization for city officials. He was elected by the membership to lead the…