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NLC News

Mar 27
Early Childhood Picture
Early Childhood Picture
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Youth & Family

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. This project, “Promoting an Alignment Framework to Build an Early Learning Nation,” builds upon prior work by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families to align educational policies…

Mar 24
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) from a vote this afternoon. The AHCA was designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), and replace it with a new system that would constrict and cap Medicaid spending, eliminate requirements for insurers to provide essential health benefits in plans and cut funding to local governments for wellness and…

Mar 24
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue: 

In a Victory for Cities, House Cancels Vote on the American Health Care Act Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs City Officials to Congress: It Takes Cities to Move America Forward Add Your Support: Stand with Cities to Act on Climate NLC Supports House and Senate Integrated Planning Bills DeVos, Pruitt Address Local Officials at CCC More than 150…
Mar 20
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON — March 20, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) welcomes Irma Esparza Diggs as senior executive and director of the organization’s federal advocacy. In her role, Diggs will assist in developing NLC’s federal policy priorities and will serve as the lead advocate of the nation’s 19,000 cities with Congress and the administration. Diggs brings more than 20 years of experience…

Mar 20
photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals
photo - Rose Center to Advise Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Using Development Incentives to Advance Community Goals
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development
  • Neighborhoods

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — March 20, 2017 —The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss to explore new and innovative ways the city can best utilize public land and finance incentives to support the community’s vision of vibrant neighborhoods with high-…

Mar 16
photo - Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs
photo - Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs
  • Budget
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — March 16, 2017 — This morning, the White House released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, featuring sweeping cuts to federal agencies and programs that directly benefit cities nationwide and support the residents who call them home. In response to the proposal, which will ultimately be decided on by Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Matt Zone,…

Mar 13
Crowds of local officials gather for the opening general assembly of CCC 2017
Crowds of local officials gather for the opening general assembly of CCC 2017
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — March 13, 2017 — At a time when cities are under threat from federal funding cuts, more than 2,400 of the nation’s city officials are uniting in Washington this week for the annual National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference. The conference, held March 11-15, provides a platform for local leaders to meet with Congress and Trump Administration officials, share…

Mar 13
Award Recipients
Award Recipients
  • Leadership & Management
  • City Government
  • Civic Engagement

WASHINGTON – The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities. Presented at the 2017 Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., the City Cultural Diversity Awards recognize municipal programs that encourage citizen involvement and honor cities that develop creative and effective…

Mar 10
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

Mark Your Calendar: 2017 CCC Highlights Local Officials to Tell Congress: It Takes Cities to Move America Forward NLC Urges Congress to Protect America’s Health Insurance Executive Order Calls for EPA Review of ‘Waters of the U.S’ Rule NLC Urges FCC to Protect Local Authority in Wireless Siting Proceeding House Cybersecurity Bill to Provide Dedicated Funding to Local…
Mar 09
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Community
  • Community & Housing
  • Economic Development

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program
for Cities and Counties

WASHINGTON — March 9, 2017 — The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran, National Association of Counties Executive Director Matthew Chase, and National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony…