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NLC News

Feb 12

In this issue: 

Permanent Tax Ban Headed to President's Desk President Obama's Final Budget Highlights Local Priorities U.S. Supreme Court Halts Implementation of Clean Power Plan NLC Urges Congress to Pass Criminal Justice Reform Legislation House Approves Bill to Support Local Innovation and Control in Affordable Housing NLC Supports Water Trust Fund Bill

Permanent Tax Ban Headed…
Feb 10

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC), on behalf of local leaders across the country, reaffirmed its support for the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) after yesterday's Supreme Court action to temporarily halt implementation of the plan. In December, NLC signed on as an amici curiae ("friend of the court") to a motion in the United States Court of Appeals for the District…

Feb 09

LONG BEACH, CALIF. (February 9, 2016) – 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 Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to help the City, its partners and stakeholders transition Boeing's closing C-17 military airplane manufacturing facility back into productive use, and develop new…

Feb 04

WASHINGTON—Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act, which would provide funding to replace, repair and rehabilitate critical wastewater and drinking water infrastructure. National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released the following statement…

Jan 29
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  • Federal
In this issue: In the Presidential Candidate Debates, a Missed Opportunity for Infrastructure Upcoming Broadband Opportunities Available for Small Cities IRS Issues Proposed Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans Federal, State, Local Leaders Expand Efforts to Address Opioid Overdoses Ana Navarro to Speak at Congressional City Conference In the Presidential Candidate Debates, a Missed…
Jan 29

In this issue:

In the Presidential Candidate Debates, a Missed Opportunity for Infrastructure Upcoming Broadband Opportunities Available for Small Cities IRS Issues Proposed Retirement Age Rules for Governmental Plans Federal, State, Local Leaders Expand Efforts to Address Opioid Overdoses Ana Navarro to Speak at Congressional City Conference In the Presidential Candidate Debates, a Missed…
Jan 28

This is the first in a series of articles revolving around topics that were presented at NLC's 20th Annual Leadership Summit in Charlotte, N.C. The program, titled "Leadership That Leaves a Legacy" addressed themes of leadership, trust, change, courage, and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

We are in crisis. What's more, our biggest crisis is not…

Jan 26
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For over a year, the nation – and the world – has been wrapped up in the contest for the highest office in the land. We’ve seen 17 Republican presidential hopefuls whittled down to a businessman billionaire. We’ve seen a political revolution stopped short by a former Secretary of State and First Lady. We’ve seen mean tweets and rowdy stump speeches, #NeverTrump and a Speaker’s endorsement, and…

Jan 26
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Earlier this week, voters had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump on how they would handle national security and veterans’ issues during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum.

While the bulk of questions and answers focused on foreign policy and national security matters, issues unique to veterans such as the military’s high rate of sexual assaults and…

Jan 26
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This post is part of a series on the 2016 national political conventions. Read our takeaways from the Republican National Convention here. (Photo by Erin Schaff)

Tampa, Florida, Mayor Bob Buckhorn didn’t speak long at the National League of Cities (NLC) briefing on Tuesday afternoon, but he spoke sharply in defending the overlooked role of city leadership in America. “Mayors are…