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NLC News

Feb 22

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today announced the creation of a joint national task force to address our nation's opioid and heroin abuse crisis. The City-County Task Force Addressing Heroin and Opioid Abuse, comprised of city and county leaders from across the country, aims to enhance awareness, facilitate peer exchanges, and…

Feb 19

Leading up to this year's Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C., the National League of Cities University (NLCU) will be hosting a series of pre-conference training seminars, covering a range of topic areas relevant to our cities' issues and goals. NLCU's pre-conference training program provides one of the largest opportunities for local elected and appointed city officials to…

Feb 19

Nearly seven years after the Great Recession, many of you are reporting improvement in your local economy. Job growth, increasing residential property values, and retail sector health are helping to put cities on a stronger fiscal footing. Despite cuts in federal and state aid, you continue to raise the bar, increasing citizen engagement and government transparency and improving the quality…

Feb 12
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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…
Feb 12

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The 5-4 ruling halts implementation of the CPP while the rule is under review at the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

"Cities will continue to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, but we need a…

Feb 12

On Tuesday, President Obama released the final budget proposal of his Administration for fiscal year 2017. The largest new proposals focus on local priorities, including over $1 billion to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic, a 10-year clean transportation initiative, and a 10-year initiative to end family harmlessness.

Despite a cold reception on Capitol Hill…

Feb 12

WASHINGTON—Nearly 60 mayors and councilmembers urged Congress to take action to reform the criminal justice system, supporting two bipartisan bills that would reduce penalties for non-violent drug offenses and reduce recidivism rates. In a letter released today by the National League of Cities (NLC), city leaders called on Congressional Leadership to pass the "Sentencing Reform and Corrections…

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…