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News interview photo

NLC News

Feb 13
San Jose and the Bay
San Jose and the Bay
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development

SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — February 13, 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 San José Mayor Sam Liccardo to advise the City on innovative strategies for transforming the North San José area into a vibrant, urban, mixed-use employment district.

“The competitiveness and…

Feb 10
The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Public Safety
  • Police

WASHINGTON — February 10, 2017 — On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump signed a series of executive orders addressing law enforcement and public safety. The executive orders direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint individuals to a national Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety; to evaluate federal grant programs that support law enforcement officers; and to recommend…

Feb 10
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

NLC Leads 20 State Fly-in to Remind Washington that Cities Lead City Hall 101: Local Leaders School Congressional Staff on Hometown Priorities State Directors and City Leaders Talk Brownfields, Unfunded Mandates with Committees Florida Local Leaders Travel to DC to Advocate for Federal Issues Impacting Cities State League Advocates Urge FCC to Respect Local Authority…
Feb 08
photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
photo - In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — February 8, 2017 — In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to Capitol Hill to advocate for critical city priorities. In 42 meetings today with federal officials, city representatives will work to build local-federal partnerships and tell Congress why city priorities – including…

Feb 03
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
photo - National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary
  • Transportation
  • Federal

The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates Sec. Chao on her confirmation and commends the Trump Administration for their dedication to bringing America’s infrastructure into the 21st Century.


WASHINGTON — January 31, 2017 — Today, in a show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the appointment of Elaine Chao as the 18th…

Jan 30
us capitol image
us capitol image
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

Congratulations President Trump - Now Let's Work Together President Trump's Executive Order: ‘Sanctuary Cities' Order Overly Broad, Does Little to Fix Nation's Broken Immigration System NLC Weighs in on Unfunded Mandates, Regulatory Reform NLC Continues the Fight to Preserve the Muni Bond Tax Exemption  Cabinet Nominees Talk Infrastructure, Climate at Hearings NIST…
Jan 27
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Courts

In Packingham v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court will hopefully refine its holding in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona (2015) in a way favorable to local governments.

The issue the Supreme Court will decide in this case is whether a North Carolina statute prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites where they know minors can create or maintain a…

Jan 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Immigration reform must not mandate that cities and towns serve as agents for federal immigration enforcement or erode local police-community trust.

WASHINGTON — January 26, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order yesterday intended to prohibit federal funding to so-called "sanctuary jurisdictions." The order ambiguously defines sanctuary jurisdiction and empowers…

Jan 26
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The National League of Cities spent this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Republican National Convention, convening Republican local officials, talking to leaders, and getting the inside scoop on how the decisions made by GOP delegates will impact cities. Here are our key takeaways from this week’s convention:

1. Infrastructure Investment Is a Bipartisan Issue

On Tuesday, July…

Jan 25
Supreme Court
Supreme Court
  • Courts

Los Angeles County v. Mendez poses a simple question: should police officers be liable for the use of reasonable force (when they have done something they should not have)?

In its amicus brief, the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) asks the Supreme Court to reject the "provocation" rule, where any time a police officer violates the Fourth Amendment and violence ensues, the officer…