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News interview photo

NLC News

Mar 07
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Health Care
  • Health

WASHINGTON — March 7, 2017 — Yesterday evening, House Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The plan removes the mandate for health insurance coverage and creates a new system of tax credits focused on the open market. The National League of Cities (NLC) has advocated that any repeal of the ACA includes a replacement plan that provides the same level…

Mar 02
HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Community & Housing
  • Housing
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON — March 2, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On behalf of the nation’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages, the National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Secretary Carson on his confirmation and looks forward to continuing its partnership with HUD in efforts to…

Feb 28
Washington DC
Washington DC
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — February 28, 2017 — In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump singled out great American cities, including Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago, to illustrate his views on public safety and economic opportunity. In response to President Trump’s remarks, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony released the…

Feb 28
photo - St. Elizabeths Redevelopment Plans
photo - St. Elizabeths Redevelopment Plans
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development

District one of just four cities chosen to begin study visit on public/private program supporting excellence in land use by local governments

WASHINGTON  — February 28, 2017 —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 Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel…

Feb 24
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Public Safety

Attorney General Sessions to Address more than 2,000 City Officials and Other Delegates March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — February 24, 2017 — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local officials and other delegates convened in Washington for the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference. Speaking during the Afternoon…

Feb 24
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Lobbyists Take 135 Hill Meetings in First Quarter to Lay Groundwork for CCC Over 250 Meetings Set Up for Local Officials During Congressional City Conference Capitol Hill Advocacy Day NLC Urges Congress to Reinvest in Municipal Infrastructure Representatives Draw Line in the Sand to Protect Muni Bonds NLC Calls on FCC to Make Cities a Vital Part of Broadband…
Feb 22
Preemption Report Cover Graphic
Preemption Report Cover Graphic
  • State
  • Preemption
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — February 22, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the state municipal leagues released a new report entitled, “City Rights in an Era of Preemption.” The report examines the prevalence of state preemption across the country in seven key policy areas: minimum wage, paid leave, anti-discrimination, home sharing, ride sharing, municipal broadband, and tax…

Feb 17
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
  • Advocacy
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON — February 17, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52 to 46 vote. The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Administrator Pruitt on his confirmation and looks forward to continuing its partnership with EPA in efforts to protect public health and the…

Feb 15
  • Courts
  • Federal
  • Legal & Legislative

What if a police officer arrests someone because the officer doesn’t believe the person is telling the truth and there is evidence the officer is right?

In District of Columbia v. Wesby, the Supreme Court will decide whether, when the owner of a vacant house informs police he has not authorized entry, an officer assessing probable cause to arrest those inside…

Feb 15
  • Courts
  • Federal
  • Legal & Legislative

This Supreme Court case involves a city as a named party, and could affect future cases in which an intervener files against a local government.

The Supreme Court accepts all kinds of cases involving states and local governments. Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates involves a long, complicated story and legal issue.
 
Steven Sherman sued the Town of…