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NLC News

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…

Dec 22

Top Local Policymakers Say Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan is Critical in Reducing Emissions and Averting the Worst Climate Impacts

NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and more than a dozen cities around the nation today joined a legal motion to support the Obama Administration's Clean…

Dec 18
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC President and Executive Director Take To Capitol Hill To Applaud Transportation Efforts Congress Clears Legislation to Fund the Government in 2016  Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations  Tax Ban Consideration Put Off Until Next Year NLC President Appoints Federal Advocacy Committee Leaders and Members City Leaders Call for Cooperation to Close…
Dec 18

In this issue:

NLC President and Executive Director Take To Capitol Hill To Applaud Transportation Efforts Congress Clears Legislation to Fund the Government in 2016  Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations  Tax Ban Consideration Put Off Until Next Year NLC President Appoints Federal Advocacy Committee Leaders and Members City Leaders Call for Cooperation to Close…