News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

Nov 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

Stephanie Bell, Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, and Andy Fox, Mayor of Thousand Oaks, CA, Master’s in Dispute Resolution, will serve as presenters in “Public Sector Negotiation Skills” at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on Thursday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Austin,…

Nov 10

Instead of focusing singularly on business attraction or workforce development, mayors across the country are taking a more holistic lens to economic development.

People wandering around shops and restaurants in downtown Denver. Getty Images.

In his State of the City speech earlier this year, Mayor Greg Fischer from Louisville…

Nov 10

This is a guest post by Angela Siefer.

Getty Images

According to the Institute for Local Self Reliance, over 400 communities in the United States have a publicly owned broadband network. But how did they get there? How did they access the poles? Where did they find existing assets? Are those assets available for anyone to use?…

Nov 10

Washington, D.C. - In regards to comments from Capital Hill regarding Marketplace Fairness, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC) issued the following statement:

"The National League of Cities remains firm in our belief that remote sales tax legislation is good for local businesses and local communities in America. We also stand firm in…

Nov 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Washington, D.C. - Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), a constituency group at the National League of Cities (NLC), has named five local officials as finalists for its 2014 Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The leadership award recognizes a female local official for her unique and outstanding leadership in local government, including individual achievement in initiating…

Nov 07

This is a guest post by Neal Peirce.

Getty Images

How to compare the performance of cities across the world?  What’s the particulate matter in a city’s air?  Debt service as a percent of a city’s own revenue?  Green area per 100,000 population?  Number of firefighters by the same per 100,000 gauge?

Now, for the first time…

Nov 07
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Move Marketplace Fairness Past the Finish Line  Passing an Appropriations Bill: A Must for the Lame Duck Session  FCC Rules on Wireless Facility Siting Order  Apply for a NLC Policy and Advocacy Committee by Nov. 24  Army Corps Water Resources Project Proposals Due Dec. 3 Move Marketplace Fairness Past the Finish Line

Angelina Panettieri, 202.626.3196

With the 2014…

Nov 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a "Report and Order" that takes steps to increase broadband deployment. Prior to the order, the FCC sought input on Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 ("Spectrum Act"), which prohibits local governments from denying eligible facilities' requests to modify existing wireless towers or…

Nov 07

Before the 113th Congress can conclude in late December, it will have to pass an appropriation bill that funds the government for all or part of 2015, or face a possible government shutdown as early as December 12 after the current continuing resolution (CR) expires. Congress has several options to ensure that the government remains open into next year:

An omnibus appropriations bill that…
Nov 07
Move Marketplace Fairness Past the Finish Line  Passing an Appropriations Bill: A Must for the Lame Duck Session  FCC Rules on Wireless Facility Siting Order  Apply for a NLC Policy…