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NLC News

Jul 11

Recognizing the extra burden on families during the summer, and challenges this can pose for maintaining a safe and vibrant city, local leaders are placing increased focus on expanding summer learning opportunities in their cities.

For some, the summer months may conjure up visions of swimming pools, vacations, and cook-outs. However, the reality for many families is a lot less relaxing…

Jul 08

City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments and community members to address racial inequities in their respective cities and towns.

Last year, NLC launched the REAL (Race, Equity And Leadership) initiative to equip its membership with the capacity to respond to racial tensions in their communities, identify the systemic barriers that sustain racial injustice…
Jul 08

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week's edition, two mayors from Nebraska explain how a new inter-municipal fire department offers a quality of professional service that neither city could provide alone.

Have a similar big idea to share…

Jul 08

WASHINGTON – July 8, 2016 – Last night, five Dallas-area police officers were slain and nine others, including seven officers and two civilians, were injured by one or more assailants targeting public safety officials as they were serving and protecting peaceful citizens protesting recent police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. The following statement may be…

Jul 07

The DC ReEngagement Center (REC) was able to match 200 of those disengaged young adults with appropriate education programs, with a “stick rate”  (the percentage of people who remain in their education program for the academic year) of 74 percent.

Disengaged young adults place an inordinate burden on cities, which must often dedicate more resources in public assistance and social safety…
Jul 06

WASHINGTON — July 6, 2016 — Actions taken today by the federal government to address the opioid epidemic — including a report passed by a Congressional conference committee and a new rule announced by the administration to expand access to treatment — follow local efforts to stem the tide of opioid and prescription painkiller addiction. The National League of Cities (NLC), the nation's largest…

Jul 01
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC Board and Federal Advocacy Committees Convene in Kansas City Supreme Court Halts Deferred Action Immigration Program FAA Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations Going to the DNC or RNC Convention? Join NLC for Special Events! Help Shape New Community Connectivity Broadband Initiative EPA Announces Availability of Funding for Brownfields Area Wide Planning…
Jul 01

More than 200 local leaders convened this week in Kansas City to work on key initiatives and discuss policies that can benefit your city.

Kansas City, Missouri, recently hosted NLC's 2016 Summer Board and Leadership Meeting. Among other highlights, we got to explore the city on a streetcar tour.

More than 200 local leaders convened this week in Kansas City for the National League…

Jul 01

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new video focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week's edition, Mooresville, North Carolina, Commissioner Lisa Qualls shares big ideas about how broadband technology changed her town. Have a similar big idea to share? We are currently accepting speaker…

Jul 01

Beyond what even the Supreme Court describes as “tawdy tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns,” McDonnell v. United States deals with a practical issue many elected officials confront at some point in their political career: when and how can you help someone who has helped you?
 
The Court unanimously reversed former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s bribery conviction. The…