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NLC News

Sep 12

EENR Steering Committee members tour the Powerhouse Energy Institute at Colorado State University

Last week, the NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee, chaired by Council Member Bill Peloza of Auburn, WA, met in Fort Collins, CO to discuss climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience and to review and vote on policy…

Sep 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Florida city leaders prepare to visit federal policymakers in Washington, D.C.

This week, city leaders from throughout the state of Florida, joined staff from the Florida League of Cities in Washington, D.C. to lobby federal policy makers on a variety of city priorities. Following a briefing at NLC's offices hosted by NLC's executive director…

Sep 12

In this issue:

Congress Moving on Continuing Resolution; Would Defer Debate Over FY15 Appropriations to Post-Election Session NLC Calls for Renewed Partnership to Reinvest in Our Water Infrastructure Florida City Leaders Advocate for Hometown Priorities in Washington NLC Highlights Value of Municipal Broadband for FCC Fed's New Liquidity Standards Fail to Include Municipal Bonds NLC's 2015…
Sep 12

In this issue:

Congress Moving on Continuing Resolution; Would Defer Debate Over FY15 Appropriations to Post-Election Session NLC Calls for Renewed Partnership to Reinvest in Our Water Infrastructure Florida City Leaders Advocate for Hometown Priorities in Washington NLC Highlights Value of Municipal Broadband for FCC Fed's New Liquidity Standards Fail to Include Municipal Bonds NLC's 2015…
Sep 11
NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
NLC's Clarence Anthony speaks at the Water Works! congressional briefing
  • Infrastructure

This week, NLC joined local governments and water utility and industry leaders to call attention to the state of our nation's aging infrastructure, the staggering need for water infrastructure investments and the impact that such investment would have on local, regional and national economies.

"Cities depend on reliable water infrastructure. It strengthens neighborhoods and puts people…

Sep 11

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of 9/11:

"It has been thirteen years since the tragic events on September 11, 2001 and the unselfish acts of the first responders that day. They showed a measure of dedication and…

Sep 09

Washington, D.C. - The following statement is from Clarence Anthony, CEO of the National League of Cities regarding today's hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee on the Oversight of Federal Programs for Equipping State and Local Law Enforcement.

"It is imperative that as Congress begins a review of the program, that city officials are included…

Sep 08

The year 1995 was a time of “reinventing government,” with both the Clinton Administration and the new Republican majority Congress pledging to streamline government, balance the federal budget, and shift policy responsibilities to states, local governments and the private sector.

Fundamental questions about the roles and responsibilities of government took center stage in Washington.…

Sep 08
  • Economic Development

To learn more about how your city can provide access to capital for small businesses, please join NLC at our upcoming training in Kansas City, MO on Oct. 8-9.

Several years ago, Julio and William needed additional financing to expand their growing plumbing and repair company in the greater Los Angeles area. The father-son duo estimated that the price of a business office, advertising…

Sep 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Finance

On Tuesday, September 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will host a free, full day "Train-the-Trainer" event at their Washington, DC office to prepare interested city officials and staff in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region to bring the new CFPB program Your Money, Your Goals to residents in their communities. Your Money, Your Goals, is a comprehensive guide developed for…