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NLC News

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…

Dec 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the 2015 NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Awards. 

This year, the City Cultural Diversity Awards Program Committee will be chaired by NBC-LEO President-Elect Priscilla Tyson, councilmember, Columbus, Ohio.

“This awards program provides a wonderful forum each…

Dec 22

Washington, D.C. - After the tragic shooting deaths of two police officers Friday in New York City, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC), issued the following statement:

"Friday's shooting of two NYPD officers was a horrific act of violence that deeply affected all of us who know and work with law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers…

Dec 19
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

The Federal Advocacy Update will be on hiatus for the holidays. The next issue will be published on Friday, January 16.

In this issue: A Note from NLC's Executive Director Congress Funds Majority of Federal Government Through End of FY2015 Despite Support, Marketplace Fairness Still Not the Law Congress Adjourns Without Renewing Terrorism Risk Insurance Program 2015 National…
Dec 19

This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-206, and the Senate by a vote of 56-40, after extended debate in both chambers. It encompasses 11 full…

Dec 19

The Federal Advocacy Update will be on hiatus for the holidays. The next issue will be published on Friday, January 16.

In this issue:

A Note from NLC's Executive Director Congress Funds Majority of Federal…
Dec 17

Washington, D.C. - Following the vote last night adjourning the 113th Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, issued the following statement:

"Last night 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 too often…

Dec 15

From great metropolises down to America’s small towns, all cities are powerful. The power of a city is its ability to bring people together in one place, for one purpose. United by common values and desires, with as many talents as there are residents, a community of any size can achieve its highest goals. This March 7-11, harness the unique power of cities by uniting with the nation’s leaders…

Dec 09

A new resource is available for city leaders committed to increasing public safety and improving youth outcomes through juvenile justice reform. NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) also recently announced the selection of six cities to receive technical assistance for juvenile justice reform projects.

NLC's new Municipal Action Guide (MAG), Increasing…

Dec 08

Having your city selected for deployment of Google Fiber has many of the same subsequent effects as the development of a municipally owned network.

Photo credit: UCFFool (Mario at Google Fiber - Kansas City, MO), via Wikimedia Commons

Google has built itself securely into our everyday lives. Between Google mail, Google chat and…