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NLC News

May 01

With NLC's support, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (S. 535) was signed yesterday by President Obama, who called for more action on the "low-hanging fruit" of energy efficiency. The bill, which passed the House last week and the Senate last month, will improve the energy efficiency of commercial and federal buildings.

The building sector accounts for 39 percent of the nation's…

Apr 30

Smart City Startups 2015 participants gather at the Miami Light Project in Wynwood, Miami, Fla. (Photo: Tim Mudd)

Flying cars wiz across the dense, underworld-like landscape as an ominous, synthesized musical score accompanies the action. That’s Los Angeles in the year 2019, as portrayed in the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner.

“Any future without the Internet and…

Apr 29

WASHINGTON - The following statement may be attributed to Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities:

"Over the past few days, the nation has witnessed yet another community in pain following the tragic death of one of its residents. Our hearts go out to the residents, city leaders and municipal workforce in Baltimore who are searching for answers…

Apr 27

This is a guest post by Jay H. Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts.

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, is a visually spectacular example of the type of anchor for economic development that can be achieved when city governments invest in arts and culture initiatives. (photo: Matt Clarkson)

If your city had a…

Apr 27

This is a guest post by David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation.

Chance the Rapper (left) and Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen present laptops to students from Chicago’s Alcott College Prep at a recent event to announce new Internet Essentials milestones. (Comcast)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 52 percent of low-income households…

Apr 27
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

For those communities interested in or already signed up for the My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge initiative, two important deadlines are approaching. 

April 30: This is the last day for new communities to accept the MBK Challenge. In September 2014 the Administration issued a challenge to local governments and tribes to become "MBK Communities." Since the launch of the…

Apr 24
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty TIGER Grant Applications Opening for FY2015 NLC Gears up for Infrastructure Week NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Headed for President's Signature USDA Grants Available to Plan, Implement Farmers Markets Court Holds That Dog Sniffs After Completed Traffic Stops…
Apr 24
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

Mary France Gordon, 1947-2015

 

Mary France Gordon was an employee of the National League of Cities for 23 years, and most recently served as Foundation Director as well as Program Director of NLC's Constituency Groups. She was the editor of countless NLC books, newsletters and guides, and was the first manager devoted to working exclusively with NLC Constituency Groups.…

Apr 24

In this issue:

NLC Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty TIGER Grant Applications Opening for FY2015 NLC Gears up for Infrastructure Week NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Headed for President's Signature USDA Grants Available to Plan, Implement Farmers Markets Court Holds That Dog Sniffs After Completed Traffic Stops…
Apr 23

President Obama recently signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This comes as great news to city leaders such as Mayor Jorge Elorza, who is working to expand health coverage for children and families in Providence, R.I.

From left to right: U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Jorge Elorza, mayor of Providence, R.I., Merrill Thomas, CEO, Providence Community…