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NLC News

May 16

This week, police officers from cities and towns across the country are in Washington, D.C. to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our communities. On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, NLC acknowledges the sacrifice of police officers who put themselves in harm's way to keep our cities safe.

Between 120 to 160 police officers are killed in the…

May 13

With the 2016 Leadership Summit approaching, members of the National League of Cities interested in attending are eligible to apply for the Michael H. T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Award. The National League of Cities honors the work and memory of Councilmember Michael Lynch of Kirkwood, Missouri. Councilmember Michael Lynch tragically lost his life in February of 2008, but continues to…

May 12

Initiative will identify trends, challenges and solutions to local government retirement challenges to help cities achieve greater fiscal sustainability

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the launch of the new public sector retirement initiative, sponsored by ICMA-RC, to strengthen municipal fiscal health by equipping elected…

May 12

Following the tragic news that National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Immediate Past President Dr. James L. Walls, Jr., mayor, District Heights, Maryland, passed away at his home on Thursday, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership issued the following statement:

"Mayor Walls dedicated his life to public service and exemplified local leadership. Throughout his…

May 06
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment NLC Urges House Action on Brownfields Reauthorization House Poised to Act on Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic Next Week E-Fairness Headed to Supreme Court?  NLC Honors FAST Act Champions Senate Committee Advances Water Resources Bill FCC Releases Final Lifeline Order DOL Paid Leave Analysis Grant Funding Available New Local…
May 06

In this issue:

Take Action on Infrastructure Investment NLC Urges House Action on Brownfields Reauthorization House Poised to Act on Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic Next Week E-Fairness Headed to Supreme Court?  NLC Honors FAST Act Champions Senate Committee Advances Water Resources Bill FCC Releases Final Lifeline Order DOL Paid Leave Analysis Grant Funding Available New Local…
May 06

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in partnership with Rowman & Littlefield publishers, today released "Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America's Schools," a comprehensive new book that provides a rich trove of new ideas and strategies for how to reduce dropout rates and help all young people graduate from high school.…

Apr 26

On April 27, a variety of experts in the public health field provided testimony to the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, which brought together city and county leaders on this issue. Here are the tools they presented to local leaders.

According to the CDC, "more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. The majority of drug overdose deaths (…
Apr 22
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Advocating for Infrastructure: Sharing Your Transportation Success Stories  Congress Takes Action on NLC Environmental Priorities Despite City Opposition, Senate Includes Federal Preemption in FAA Bill NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week Second Chance Act Smart Reentry Funding Opportunity Relief for Puerto Rico Should Not Harm U.S. Cities NLC Calls on FCC to Continue…
Apr 22

In this issue:

Advocating for Infrastructure: Sharing Your Transportation Success Stories  Congress Takes Action on NLC Environmental Priorities Despite City Opposition, Senate Includes Federal Preemption in FAA Bill NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure…