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NLC News

May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has yet to analyze and score it, the bill is expected to increase the number of uninsured Americans, remove key protections and ultimately shift financial burdens of uncompensated care onto…

May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Budget

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September. Despite earlier proposals, the final deal includes no cuts to crucial programs for community development, education and public health. In response to today’s bipartisan agreement, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

May 01
REAL Banner Image
REAL Banner Image
  • Equity
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON — May 1, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in adopting strategies to advance racial equity. Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL), an initiative of NLC’s, and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a program of CSI, are providing training, tools and resources to…

Apr 27
The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Federal
  • Taxation
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Finance

Washington — The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – today issued the following…

Apr 26
San Francisco from the Bay
San Francisco from the Bay
  • Immigration
  • Public Safety

WASHINGTON — April 26, 2017 — Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order passed in January, which would strip jurisdictions of federal funding if they meet the Department of Justice’s broad and ambiguous definition of a so-called “sanctuary city.” In response to…

Apr 26
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs on unfunded mandates and the burden they place on communities. Reed and Moore testified on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National…

Apr 24
US Capitol
US Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

“Shutdown” Not a Negotiating Tactic for Cities Conversations Continue on Healthcare Reform – Rumblings of Another Deal NLC to Testify on Unfunded Mandates During April Recess, Cities #FightTheCuts How Proposed Budget Cuts Will Halt Progress in Cities NLC Asks Appropriators for Robust Census Funding FCC Advances New Proposals to Restrict Local Infrastructure Review…
Apr 21
  • Technology
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping cities connect disparate utility, infrastructure, and public service grids. These smart cities are generating real-time aggregate data to manage programs and services more effectively, and gauge impact immediately.

Apr 19
photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
photo - New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future
  • Transportation
  • Innovation

New Autonomous Vehicle Guide Helps Cities Prepare for a Driverless Future

WASHINGTON — April 19, 2017 — Today, National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide to help cities prepare for the roll out of autonomous vehicles (AV) in their communities. The report, “Autonomous Vehicles: A Policy Preparation Guide,” provides an overview of AV technology and answers…

Apr 12
Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk
  • Afterschool
  • Education

COLUMBUS, OHIO — April 12, 2017 — The Ohio Afterschool Network held a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by National League of Cities (NLC) President and Cleveland Councilmember Matt Zone, featured speakers included Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson. Reginald McGregor, director of…