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NLC News

May 12

WASHINGTON-After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement:

"We are pleased that the House acted today to halt the ‘Waters of the U.S.' rule, which will have broad and…

May 11

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Could this be the future of online shopping? German start-up Kiezkaufhaus allows consumers to purchase local goods online for same-day delivery by bike. (image courtesy Kiezkaufhaus)

A new concern for small businesses is…

May 11

Take our Cities Promoting Access to Nature survey today! (Getty Images)

NLC is partnering with the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) on a new initiative, Cities Promoting Access to Nature (CPAN), to ensure that all children, particularly children living in economically distressed communities, have the opportunity to play, learn and grow in outdoor spaces.

Many cities are…

May 11

Infrastructure Week is a national week of high-profile events, media coverage, focused advocacy and other efforts around the country to build momentum for revitalization of America’s economic competitiveness through rebuilding American infrastructure.

For many of us, infrastructure creates a sort of cognitive dissonance: we don't often think about it, but we all use it, and we certainly…

May 08
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding  NLC Urges Congressional Leadership to Match Transportation Funds to Local Need  NLC Supports GIS Data-Sharing Bill  DOT Rule Addresses Tank Car Safety and Routing, Operating Requirements  New Grant Opportunities Available for…
May 08

In this issue:

Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding 
May 08

This is a guest post by Allison Paisner.

April showers bring more than May flowers: for cities, springtime brings an opportunity to focus on more sustainable food systems. Gardens represent an ideal; the food they provide helps meet the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This spring, NLC's Sustainable Cities Institute…

May 04

Small businesses are an essential component of a strong local economy. Our nation’s small businesses not only create well-paying jobs, they also deliver vital goods and services, generate local sales tax revenue, and contribute to the unique character and livability of neighborhoods.

It’s National Small Business Week (May 4-8, 2015). How is your city celebrating? Share your plans with @…

May 04

This is a guest post by Martin Suuberg, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The post originally appeared here.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection works on projects such as this 25-acre solar array on a former waste disposal area known as Shaffer Landfill. (photo credit: MassDEP)

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the…

May 01
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Last week, NLC expressed support for House and Senate legislation to halt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) proposed rule on "waters of the U.S."

Bills in both chambers would require the agencies to withdraw the current proposed rule, and begin again by conducting a federalism consultation with state and local governments as…