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NLC News

Jul 13

WASHINGTON — Following today's session at the White House with mayors, law enforcement officials, the faith community, civil rights leaders and activists, the National League of Cities (NLC) and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement:

"In response to President Obama's call for greater community engagement, our organizations are working with the White House to…

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 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

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…
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…

Jun 29

As the source of pilot programs and experimentation, cities are well positioned to leverage new technology and innovative business models to ensure that the sharing economy is truly inclusive.

Through Mayor Park Won-soon's Sharing City initiative, the city of Seoul, Korea, has helped incubate startups and introduce citizens to proven and trusted sharing services. A conference around the…
Jun 29

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – June 29, 2016 – In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history – claiming the lives of 49 victims at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida – the National League of Cities (NLC) board of…

Jun 28
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release

PORTLAND, Ore., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship. Six cities were chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the fellowship: Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, and…

Jun 28

PORTLAND, OREGON — The National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) are convening today in Portland, Oregon to launch the first-ever Equitable Economic Development Fellowship. Six cities were chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the fellowship: Boston, Charlotte, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis.

The Equitable Economic Development…