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NLC News

Jun 27
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — June 27, 2017 — Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate leaders that he intends to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the bill, finding that it would leave 22 million Americans uninsured by 2026. In addition to costing millions of people their access to…

Jun 13
Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk
  • Afterschool
  • Education

ORLANDO, Florida — June 13, 2017 — The Florida Afterschool Network hosted a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit in Orlando.  Supported by National League of Cities (NLC), the summit highlighted a wide range of local elected officials from cities across the state including…

Jun 06
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

From the Podium: NLC City Advocate Spotlight Federal Budget Webinar: How City Leaders Can Fight the Cuts FCC Updates Commenting Deadlines for New Broadband Infrastructure Proposals Cities Condemn President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement What City Leaders Need to Know to Prepare for Wildfire Season From the Podium: NLC City Advocate Spotlight

Jun 06
Keepin' It Local Mural
Keepin' It Local Mural
  • Economic Development
  • Community

WASHINGTON – June 6, 2017 – Today, National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the selection of six additional cities for participation in the organizations’ jointly-supported Equitable Economic Development Fellowship: Austin, Baltimore, Louisville, Nashville, Phoenix and Sacramento.

“We are thrilled to welcome six new cities to the…

Jun 02
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Leadership & Management
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WASHINGTON — After the heartbreaking news that Shelley Simonton, former executive director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, passed away last week, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony and Virginia Municipal League Executive Director Kim Winn, chair of NLC’s State League Steering Committee, issued the following joint…

Jun 01
Wyoming Coal Plant
Wyoming Coal Plant
  • Advocacy
  • Climate
  • Resilience
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — June 1, 2017 — Today, America’s city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The agreement, which was supported by the National League of Cities (NLC) and is signed by nearly 200 nations, was created to limit greenhouse gas emissions and combat rising global temperatures.…

May 24
US Capitol
US Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

Administration’s Proposed Budget Could Devastate Cities During Infrastructure Week NLC Tells Congress: Invest in Cities Cities Call on FCC to Preserve Local Authority During Infrastructure Week Virginia and Kentucky Local Leaders Fly-In to Washington to Advocate for Cities NLC Urges White House to Strengthen Federal-Local Partnership NLC Testifies in Support of…
May 24
SOTC Banner Image
SOTC Banner Image
  • Leadership & Management
  • City Government
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic development, public safety, infrastructure and city…

May 23
Mulvaney
Mulvaney
  • Budget
  • Congress
  • Federal
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017 — This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or eliminate crucial programs that invest in cities and create jobs, including the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), TIGER grants for transportation projects and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. The National…

May 09
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017 Congress Stands with Cities on Funding for Fiscal Year 2017 House Passes Healthcare Reform; Debate Moves to the Senate NLC Leader Testifies Before Senate Committee on Broadband Deployment NLC Applauds E-Fairness Legislation, but Demands Action Workforce Tool for City Leaders on WIOA NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure Week 2017…