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NLC News

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…
Nov 06

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama's appointment of Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson as deputy assistant to the president and director of Intergovernmental Affairs, National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. issued the following statement:

"We congratulate Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, former mayor of Louisville, Ky., on his appointment as White…

Nov 05

Angela Hendrix Terry will deliver a NLC University Seminar titled "Adaptive Leadership: Tackling Your City’s Toughest Challenges” at the upcoming Congress of Cities and Exposition on Thursday, November 20th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Austin, TX. . The NLC University seminars require pre-registration and have limited spaces, so act now to save your seat.

Leadership is about achieving…

Nov 05

Washington, DC - Now that the most of the elections are settled, it's time for Congress to get back to work in Washington and focus on taking action on important legislation like Marketplace Fairness that will help strengthen the local economies in our cities and towns.

For too many years, online retailers have enjoyed an unfair advantage over our main street retailers who when it comes…

Nov 03

Who I’m following on Twitter –  President Obama and my son Cedric D. King

My three goals for 2014 – 

Register as many persons 18 years of age and over to vote for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Actively engage as many citizens as possible in the political process. Enhance and develop leadership skills to effectively communicate with my fellow council members and constituents…
Nov 03

NLC proudly announces that one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Steve Case, will join Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor, Fast Company Co.Exist, for a special conversation at the Congress of Cities in Austin.

A pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life, Case got his start as an entrepreneur in 1985 as a co-founder of America Online (…

Nov 03

"Equity and access are central issues in improving the health of citizens in the U.S.," said Clarence Anthony, CEO & executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC), at Governing Magazine's Health and Human Services (HHS) Summit in Washington last week.

The summit was designed to give a group of leaders from the national, state and local levels an overview of what…

Nov 03

This Friday, November 7, join NLC for a post-election webinar from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST. We'll walk you through the election results and discuss the impacts on legislative priorities that matter most to cities.

Tuesday's congressional election results will decide the balance of power in the 114th Congress and set the stage for the remainder of this year's lame duck legislative session.…

Nov 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Mary Scott Nabers will be a facilitator for the NLC University pre-conference seminar “Developing Successful Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)” at the Congress of Cities and Exposition on November 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Austin, TX.

With burgeoning needs at all levels of government, elected officials throughout the country are seeking ways to fund large, and often…