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NLC News

Jan 26
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After an exciting primary season rife with surprises, it’s finally time for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. On Monday, the National League of Cities (NLC) will head to Cleveland to remind Republican nominee Donald Trump of the most urgent issues cities face. The week after, we’ll go to Philadelphia to ask Hilary Clinton to make cities a priority in her campaign.

Jan 25

BIRMINGHAM—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 Birmingham Mayor William Bell to help the city, its partners and stakeholders develop a strategy that leverages the assets of the Birmingham Civil Rights District (BCRD)—including the city's plan to invest $10 million dollars to…

Jan 19

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a diverse cohort of eight cities competitively selected to participate in the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.

The eight mayors will come together for a Mayors' Institute on Financial Inclusion in April. The Mayors' Institute will give the mayors and their advisors an opportunity to engage…

Jan 15
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities ACA Excise Tax Delayed Until 2020 Public Pension Reporting Requirements Out For Now Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive This Supreme Court Term? EPA Solicits Comments on Updates to Stormwater Regulations DOJ Suspends Reimbursement from the Asset Forfeiture Program In Final State of the Union,…
Jan 15

In this issue:

In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities ACA Excise Tax Delayed Until 2020 Public Pension Reporting Requirements Out For Now Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive This Supreme Court Term? EPA Solicits Comments on Updates to Stormwater Regulations DOJ Suspends Reimbursement from the Asset Forfeiture Program In Final State of the…
Jan 14

WASHINGTON—As the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy hosts a community forum on the opioid epidemic in Knox County, Tenn., state and local leaders today announced an expansion of efforts to facilitate public agencies' access to potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medication.

The National Association of Counties, National Governors Association, National League of…

Jan 12

WASHINGTON—In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that affect cities and their residents. In a year where both President Obama and Vice President Biden spoke to city leaders at National League of Cities (NLC) convenings about forming partnerships to achieve results, cities have successfully…

Jan 11
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  • Leadership & Management
  • Communications

Good listening skills are a common trait found among great leaders.

We have a rich legacy of leaders who traveled great distances to hear the voices of the voiceless. We think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveling to Memphis more than 40 years ago to meet and listen to the concerns of sanitation workers. Think of Gandhi or Mother Teresa moving among the…

Jan 08

Register for NLC's webinar, Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive The Supreme Court Term? to learn more about what's at stake for state and local governments.

Unfair or Unconstitutional? The Supreme Court to Decide

You can’t make this stuff up. Really. But that doesn’t mean it is unconstitutional.

In Heffernan v. City of Paterson, New Jersey the State and Local…

Jan 05

WASHINGTON—San Bernardino, Calif., Charleston, S.C. and cities and towns across America bear the toll of gun-related violence that has become all too common in our communities. Every day, mayors and councilmembers are called on to be the voice of communities stricken by gun violence. The National League of Cities (NLC) has been a longstanding advocate of making cities safer by calling on…