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NLC News

Dec 08

Last week, as Americans kicked of the multi-billion dollar online holiday shopping season, city leaders came to Washington, D.C. to
call for swift passage of marketplace fairness legislation. NLC President Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, and 2nd Vice President Matt Zone, Councilman, Cleveland, joined a group of state and local government leaders, retailers and members of…

Dec 08

The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released, Federal Spending in the States 2004 to 2013, and found that the federal government spent $3.1 trillion in the states during its 2013 fiscal year. But the amount and composition of federal spending vary widely from state to state. As a result, federal budget decisions that increase or decrease different areas of spending affect each state differently…

Dec 05

The Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness presents a rare opportunity for local officials to lead the way across the finish line on a community issue once thought intractable.

A regional forum in Philadelphia supporting the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. (Photo Credit: HUD)

This week in Philadelphia, mayors…

Dec 05
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: City Leaders Champion Marketplace Fairness  Congress Struggles with Spending Debate Congress Expected to Pass "Tax Extenders" Package President Announces 21st Century Policing Task Force Pressure Builds in the House to Pass TRIA  NLC Supports Greenhouse Gas Reduction Proposal  EPA Responds to Cities' Clean Water Act Affordability Concerns  EPA Releases Proposed Rule for…
Dec 05

With only six days left under the current continuing resolution to fund the federal government, members of Congress continue to negotiate over an appropriations bill that will keep the government open through September 30, 2015, the end of the current fiscal year. While leadership in both chambers and both parties have indicated a desire to get a bill passed by the December 11 deadline,…

Dec 05

In this issue:

City Leaders Champion Marketplace Fairness  Congress Struggles with Spending Debate Congress Expected to Pass "Tax Extenders" Package
Dec 03

The 2014 NLC Congress of Cities in Austin, TX was a fantastic opportunity to learn and share information related to sustainability, but not all NLC members and partners were able to attend. Through the end of the year, the Sustainable Cities Institute will highlight the tools and resources that were presented at some of the key sessions related to sustainability and resilience. More…

Dec 03

Washington, D.C. -- On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a coalition of local and state government officials and private sector retailers came together today on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to level the tax playing field by passing the Marketplace Fairness legislation.

The Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) would bring sales taxes into the 21st century…

Dec 01

Washington, D.C.  – The following statement can be attributed to Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC):

“Today is Cyber Monday – now one of the biggest shopping days of the holiday season. Every year, more and more people across the country go online to find the best deals.  But these online retailers have an unfair advantage over our…

Nov 26

Austin, Texas - Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, N.C. was elected 2015 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congress of Cities & Exposition in Austin, Texas.

"I am truly honored to serve as incoming President of GLTBLO," said…