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NLC News

Jul 18

As Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered a number of policies that could impact the availability of Internet access in cities, NLC advocated in support of cities' municipal broadband efforts and to remove barriers to implementation:

NLC supported FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's efforts to eliminate state barriers to municipal broadband networks and to ensure that…
Jul 18

Before the U.S. Department of Transportation begins reducing state reimbursements for transportation, the Senate is rushing to adopt a short-term extension of federal surface transportation under a "unanimous consent" agreement that would bring the bill to the Senate floor next week with a limited number of amendments permitted for debate.

Earlier this week, the House passed H.R. 5021,…

Jul 18

Washington, D.C. – National League of Cities applauded the Senate today for passing a bill to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for seven years.  NLC calls on the House leadership to swiftly pass similar legislation as soon as possible.  As primary targets for terrorist action are typically in or near cities, terrorism risk insurance protects cities against loss or liability that…

Jul 18

In this issue:

Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills Cities Applaud Passage of Workforce Bill NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution EPA Proposes Rule to Reduce Emissions from New Municipal Landfills NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities Senate Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Register Now for…
Jul 18

In this issue:

Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills Cities Applaud Passage of Workforce Bill NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution EPA Proposes Rule to Reduce Emissions from New Municipal Landfills NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities Senate Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Register Now for…
Jul 18

In this issue:

Senators Combine Marketplace Fairness and Internet Tax Bills Cities Applaud Passage of Workforce Bill NLC Calls on Congress to Find Long-Term Transportation Solution EPA Proposes Rule to Reduce Emissions from New Municipal Landfills NLC Calls on FCC, Congress to Protect and Promote Internet Access in Cities Senate Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Register Now for…
Jul 16
  • Climate

Washington, D.C. – The National League of Cities commends President Obama’s announcement today to assist cities and towns in preparing for the impacts of climate change and building more resilient infrastructure to protect communities. The announcement follows the recommendations of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and will help cities…

Jul 15

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) encourages the House and Senate to pass a short-term extension for transportation funding and quickly put forth a long-term transportation program. Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of the National League of Cities, released the following statement:

"We appreciate Chairman Shuster's efforts and leadership in finding a short-term…

Jul 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

On July 7 and 8, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) hosted a Mayor’s Institute on Children and Families in Chicago that focused on the issue of grade-level reading. Mayor Nan Whaley from Dayton, Ohio; Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James from Kansas City, Missouri; Mayor Betsy Hodges from Minneapolis, Minnesota; and City Manager Betsy Fretwell…

Jul 14
  • Health & Wellness

NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) has selected eight cities to receive grants and technical assistance to implement outreach campaigns directed at enrolling eligible families and children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Selected cities include:

Dallas, Tex. Jacksonville, Fla. Garden City, Mich. Hattiesburg, Miss.…