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NLC News

Oct 25

With over 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas for the first time in history, cities are facing daunting issues as the march towards urbanization creates new challenges of modernization, scale and sustainability.  

Doing New with Less

While the need to do more with less is evident, it is imperative to broaden the conversation to include cities that are doing…

Oct 25

House Passes Bipartisan Water Resources Bill
Carolyn Berndt, 202.626.3101

On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080)by a vote of 417-3. The $8.2 billion bill authorizes flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects, deauthorizes $12 billion worth of inactive projects that were authorized prior to 2007,…

Oct 25

House Passes Bipartisan Water Resources Bill
Carolyn Berndt, 202.626.3101

On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080)by a vote of 417-3. The $8.2 billion bill authorizes flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects, deauthorizes $12 billion worth of inactive projects that were authorized prior to 2007,…

Oct 25

House Passes Bipartisan Water Resources Bill
Carolyn Berndt, 202.626.3101

On Wednesday, the House overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (H.R. 3080)by a vote of 417-3. The $8.2 billion bill authorizes flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects, deauthorizes $12 billion worth of inactive projects that were authorized prior to 2007,…

Oct 24

Washington, DC - The following statement is from National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ in response to President Obama’s speech this morning on immigration reform:

“We thank President Obama for pressing Congress to get comprehensive immigration reform done this year. As the President noted, ‘This is not just an idea whose time has come, this…

Oct 24

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased the House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Reform and Development bill. This bipartisan bill advances many of the flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects that are important to local governments and our national and local economies.

“This bill will create jobs in our cities,…

Oct 21

In addition to learning more about the latest products, services and ideas at the National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities and Exposition’s exhibit hall in Seattle this year, attendees will have the opportunity to spend a few minutes of their time helping out those in need.

For the fourth year in a row, Good360, a national non-profit leader in facilitating corporate product…

Oct 21

More than half of all Americans say they visited a library or a bookmobile in the past year, but for the first time, these libraries are unable to provide equal access to reading materials, driving a wedge between higher and lower income Americans. 

Many library patrons looking to borrow the hottest new e-book are finding themselves out of luck. This isn’t because e-books are flying off…

Oct 21

There's plenty to keep spouses and guests entertained at the Congress of Cities in Seattle from November 13 -16. Take advantage of your time in Seattle by joining us for one of these affordable tours of some of the city's best attractions.

To meet the overwhelming demand, the Seattle Host Committee has added several tours. These tours are sure to sell out, so act fast! Click…

Oct 21

Sylvia Lovely will serve as the presenter for the interactive seminar, “Seize the Movement: Making the Local Food Movement Work for You,” at the Congress of Cities conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

When asked why she went to the local farmer's market, the young woman replied, “To see my neighbors, visit with farmers and…