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NLC News

Oct 04

With all of the attention on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some people may not know that millions of children and families are currently eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Although there are provisions in the ACA that will subsidize the purchase of private health insurance coverage through new exchanges, approximately 70…

Oct 03

Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM), the nation's first mutual municipal bond insurer endorsed by the National League of Cities, announced today that the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved its license to operate in the State of Florida. With the Florida approval, BAM is now licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Robert P. Cochran, Chairman of BAM,…

Oct 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Arizona, has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending a slate of Officers and Board members to lead NLC in 2014.  These leaders will be elected during the Annual Business Meeting at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, Washington, on…

Oct 02

While cities may not see an immediate hit to their budgets, you can be sure that many of their residents will see a direct hit to theirs if Congress doesn’t quickly get its act together.

As many are aware, federal employees will lose income for as long as they are unable to report to work, which could translate into difficulties paying their mortgages or rent, utilities, among other…

Oct 01

Washington, DC - The National League of Cities (NLC) President, Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, issued the following statement in response to the federal government shutdown today:

"We are facing real challenges and Congress must pass a clean continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014 and end this manufactured crisis. The economic impacts of the shutdown are real, and our…

Oct 01

Rabat, Morocco - The National League of Cities is participating in the 2013 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders in the City of Rabat, Morocco starting today through October 4, 2013. The event is co-hosted by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Moroccan Government.  

UCLG’s World Summit in Rabat brings together local and regional elected leaders, representatives…

Oct 01

WASHINGTON— The National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director, Clarence Anthony issued the following statement in response to the federal government shutdown this evening:

“What a shame that Congress couldn't get its act together to fund the federal government.  Instead, for the first time in 17 years, the federal government is now shutdown except for essential workers. …

Sep 30

The State and Local Legal Center is hosting a free webinar on October 22 to preview the significant Supreme Court cases affecting state and local government in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court October Term.

Numerous cases of interest to state and local government will be herd, involving issues such as prayer at a town board meeting, banning affirmative action at public universities, and…

Sep 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Rochester, Minn., home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, is eager to talk about Destination Medical Center, an initiative that includes billions in Mayo-financed and other private capital investments to ensure the city remains competitive in attracting patients and medical talent.

But it was People’s Food Coop, a recently opened urban grocery store that captured the interest of local…

Sep 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Recent extreme weather events, such as the recent flooding in Boulder, have brought renewed attention to the need for cities to anticipate, prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

 

How local governments can take action to prepare for and adapt to climate change and build community resiliency were the focal points of NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural…