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Apr 11

Report Outlines How Innovation Districts Can Reenergize Economic Growth in Cities

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the release of a new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to incubate creativity and serve as labs for forward-looking concepts and policies. Innovation Districts: The Chattanooga…

Apr 11

Amendment No. 3558 of the FAA Reauthorization Act Ensures Continued Safe Integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC), National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) today…

Apr 08
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic Holds Inaugural Convening Senate Moves Forward with Federal Preemption in FAA Bill Learn How Cities Can Participate in Infrastructure Week NLC Highlights City Leadership in Economic Mobility at National Conference Water Infrastructure Bills Set for Senate Action  NLC Makes the Case for Clean Power Plan  NLC Argues…
Apr 08

County, city leaders focus on collaboration to combat prescription drug abuse, heroin use in communities nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in cities and counties.…

Apr 08

In this issue:

National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic Holds Inaugural Convening Senate Moves Forward with Federal Preemption in FAA Bill Learn How Cities Can Participate in Infrastructure Week
Apr 04

North Carolina House Bill 2 Latest in Series of State Actions to Limit Local Decision-Making

WASHINGTON—Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2)—present a dangerous challenge to the principle of local control and run counter to the notion that inclusiveness is a…

Apr 01

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON—More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas, Knoxville, and Orlando have signed an amicus brief explaining why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities…

Mar 31

Playbook Provides City Examples Ranging from Early Childhood to Postsecondary Success

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council), today released the YEF Council Education Playbook, a compendium of 27 specific action steps…

Mar 29

WASHINGTON—At a time when much of the nation's transportation infrastructure is in dire need of maintenance, repair and replacement, cities call on the federal government to support local transportation projects that serve to expand equity and economic opportunity throughout America. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced three core principles that will guide federal…

Mar 25
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Tell Your Senators: Stand with Flint and Cities NLC Joins House and Senate Champions to Support CDBG Senate Seeks Drone Regulations that Preempt Municipal Governments FEMA Proposal a Disaster NLC Calls for Flexibility in Stormwater Rulemaking NLC Tells the House to Say No to PEPTA $2 Billion Available for Transportation Infrastructure Projects  FAST Act Grant Funding…