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NLC News

Jul 14

Cities today are not the same as cities fifty years ago, or even ten years ago, for that matter. In our rapidly changing society, the very essence of cities and towns is changing before our eyes. In many ways the transformation is positive, but city leaders must sift through the noise and identify the trends that will make the most impact for residents. Embracing change and adapting: it’s at…

Jul 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Register for the NLC University Leadership Summit Now! Discounted rates for the Leadership Summit hotel end July 21!

There is no doubt that small businesses play a critical role in fostering the economic vitality of a community, generating both jobs for residents and revenue for the city. That is why it’s important for city leaders to understand effective strategies for…

Jul 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

Washington, D.C. - To help implement local outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the National League of Cities (NLC) today awarded grants and technical assistance to eight cities.

The Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families Initiative will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to enroll…

Jul 11

Washington, D.C. - Following the vote today by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize the E-Rate program by providing $2 billion to schools to upgrade and enhance their Wi-Fi networks, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement:

"I applaud Chairman Wheeler and the Commission for acting today to modernize the E-Rate system…

Jul 09

Washington, D.C. - Following today's confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement:

"We congratulate Mayor Castro on his confirmation today by the Senate as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and…

Jul 09

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for joining with the U.S. Senate to strengthen the nation's workforce system. The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which the House passed today, will streamline and modernize the nation's workforce system while meeting the local needs of both employers and employees.

Jul 07

As part of its annual policy development process, NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 8.

Each proposed policy amendment or resolution should also include a document that provides background on the issue, as well as a discussion of its applicability to local…

Jul 07
  • Advocacy

This week, the House plans to vote on the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA, H.R. 3086), a bill that would strip local governments of the authority to tax Internet access. Please contact your representatives and ask them to vote against this bill.

To help foster the growth of the Internet, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) was first passed in 1998 and placed a…

Jul 07
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Press Release
  • Education

The annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is coming together, and this year’s 90th Anniversary conference is shaping up to be big, bold and perfectly adapted to the needs of today’s local elected officials and staff. We are celebrating NLC’s distinguished history and legacy at this special anniversary conference while looking toward the future, with content designed around the…

Jul 07
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Press Release
  • Economic Development

Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. The application process is currently underway with a deadline of July 15, 2014.

The scholarship recipient can use the award to cover Leadership Summit registration costs and defray travel expenses…