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NLC News

Jan 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

The freshman class of senators and representatives sworn in on January 6, 2015, bring with them to Washington a diverse set of experiences and perspectives. In addition to making the 114th Congress the most demographically diverse Congress in our nation's history, over a quarter of the freshman class of this Congress have previous experience in city government. Twenty one representatives and…

Jan 16

In this issue:

Cities Urge President Obama to ‘Go Local' in 2015 State of the Union Address  Congress Finally Extends Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Local Governments Mostly Win Cell Tower Supreme Court Case  Former City Leaders…
Jan 15

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, issued the following statement:

"As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to push Congress to consider the federal priorities that cities and their residents…

Jan 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

New Learning Collaborative to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities.

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to participate in a Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The purpose of the collaborative process is to develop and frame emerging city-level…

Jan 14

Washington, D.C. - Today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, President Obama announced his plan to promote fast and affordable broadband access in more communities across the country. The National League of Cities (NLC) has long supported efforts to increase access to broadband because of its vital role in supporting economic growth and educational opportunities in communities. The following statement is…

Jan 09

This is a guest post by Mari Andrew.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)

On January 19, cities across the nation will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting service and civic engagement. Dr. King’s courageous and tireless work toward his vision of equality inspired legislators to transform the King Holiday into a day…

Jan 07

This is a guest post by Susan Crawford.

In theory, fiber-optic cables have the capacity to transmit data at unlimited speeds. As of this writing, data has been successfully transmitted at more than 40 terabits per second - fast enough to allow you to upload a 1TB hard drive in 1/5th of a second. (Getty Images)

A recent Webby Awards/Harris…

Jan 07

Washington, D.C. - Following today's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance program for an additional six years, National League of Cities CEO & Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"We applaud the House for passing a six-year extension to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) with broad, bipartisan…

Jan 05

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the commencement of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, 2015, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has issued the following statement:

"Last month, the 113th Congress adjourned after averting a government shutdown and ending one of the most unproductive terms in its history. Legislation on critical city priorities…

Dec 23

City agencies can serve meals and reach more children by utilizing existing resources. (Getty Images)

During the weekends and holidays, many of us look forward to spending quality time with our family and friends, and much of that time is spent around the dinner table. It is important to remember, though, that many children and families will go hungry this holiday season - just as many…