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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…

Dec 08

This post originally appeared in the November edition of Site Selection magazine.

The City of Cleveland, Ohio, has made cultivation of second-stage companies a central cog in its anchor strategy, in part through development of post-incubator space. (Getty Images)

Economic gardening is an economic development approach that…

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…