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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…

Aug 10

WASHINGTON — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that 105 cities across the country are hosting community conversations or engaging in other efforts to strengthen trust between the police and the communities they serve. The announcement comes exactly four weeks after President Obama urged all Americans to do whatever they can to foster…

Aug 10

WASHINGTON — Following the decision issued today by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that reverses the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2015 action in support of local broadband projects, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released this statement:

"The decision by the Sixth Circuit to reverse the FCC's decision on municipal…

Jul 28
  • Environment & Sustainability
In press release

Creating a Culture of Shared Vision, Knowledge and Trust: New ULI Report Explores How to Build Effective Public-Private Partnerships

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Robert Krueger

For more information, contact Trish Riggs at 202-624-7086

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2016) — The challenges and opportunities associated with creating effective public-private…

Jul 27

WASHINGTON — The Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) program celebrated a significant achievement today as the City of McAllen, Texas, became the first city nationwide to earn an "All-Star Community" designation. All-Star Communities are LMCTC participants that have instituted new evidence-based policy strategies after completing the five LMCTC goals. McAllen was…

Jul 25

WASHINGTON — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) affirmed its commitment to bring City Summit, the organization's annual fall conference that convenes more than 4,000 city leaders and other officials, to the City of Charlotte in 2017. The Executive Committee of the board of directors passed a resolution over the weekend in the wake of fallout over the N.C. General Assembly's passage of…