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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…

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
  • Advocacy
  • 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…