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NLC News

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Make a Difference for Cities: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Cities Still Seeking a Fair e-Fairness Solution Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Bill; House Action Stalled NLC Pushes for Solutions and Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse Cities Continue the Call for Resources to Fight Zika NLC Fights for Cities in Transportation Rulemakings…
Sep 09

In this issue:

Make a Difference for Cities: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Cities Still Seeking a Fair e-Fairness Solution Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Bill; House Action Stalled NLC Pushes for…
Sep 08

WASHINGTON – September 8, 2016 – Following tragic news that Councilmember Dejerilyn King Henderson of Troy, Alabama passed away at her home Wednesday, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement. Councilmember Henderson served as a member of NLC’s 2016 board of directors and held leadership positions with two NLC…

Sep 07
  • Youth & Family
  • Financial Empowerment


Innovative financial empowerment program a “win-win” for cities and residents

WASHINGTON – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released an evaluation report highlighting the positive results of its two-year pilot program, Local Interventions for Financial Empowerment through Utility Payments (LIFT-UP), an evidence-based framework that seeks to help low-…

Sep 06
  • Health & Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • Youth & Family
  • Health

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), awarded grants to 10 cities in Kansas, Alabama and California to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals, through their Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative. This recent effort targets cities…

Sep 04
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Climate

WASHINGTON — Following the White House’s announcement that both the United States and China have formally joined the Paris Agreement, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released the following statement:

“Today, the United States joined the Paris Agreement, the first international, legally binding deal on global climate change. Local leaders…

Aug 19
  • Opioid Crisis

Tours Northern Kentucky correction and treatment centers, prepares to issue report

WASHINGTON — Continuing its work to battle the devastating toll of opioid abuse across the country, the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convened today for its second meeting in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., to discuss its final report, to be published…

Aug 18

NLC's National Municipal Policy and Resolutions (NMP) are the foundation for the organization's federal advocacy in policy matters before Congress, the administration, and the courts. The NMP is a permanent statement of NLC's position on federal policy matters that directly affect local governments. Resolutions address timely issues or specific pieces of federal legislation and are annual…

Aug 18
  • Legal & Legislative

What does a litigant do when the statute of limitations has run on his or her best claim? Get creative, of course – especially when the Supreme Court has left the door open.
 
Elijah Manuel was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance even though a field test indicated his pills weren't illegal drugs. About six weeks after his arrest he was released when a…

Aug 16

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the release of Cities and Drones, a new report that provides cities with insight on the recently released Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules relating to drone operation. The report also provides suggestions for how local governments can craft their own drone…