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NLC News

Jun 26

Washington, D.C. - Following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler's decision to introduce a proposal for consideration at the FCC's July meeting to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to every student and library, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"As a former mayor and lifelong…

Jun 25

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities applauds the Senate for strengthening the nation's workforce system to support American workers by passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This bipartisan bill will streamline and modernize the nation's workforce system by providing a 21st Century solution to 21st Century employment needs.

National League of Cities President…

Jun 23

How can cities encourage job growth and provide opportunities for all residents to succeed in a globalized world?

NLC President Chris Coleman told a crowd of local leaders gathered for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) annual meeting Saturday in Dallas, Texas that cities are rising to a number of diverse challenges and creating opportunities that make their communities…

Jun 23

The National League of Cities is preparing to redesign www.nlc.org and we want to better understand how our website users would group and label the content available on the NLC website. Please help us out by taking a few minutes to complete a sorting exercise. If you complete the exercise, we'll enter your name into a drawing for a $50 American Express gift card. 

To participate and be…

Jun 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology

Technological innovation is changing the world in which city leaders are operating at a dramatic pace. Participants in the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit, taking place August 13-16 in Silicon Valley, will get a first-hand look at some of these revolutionary transformations through a special tour of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

In addition to two days…

Jun 20

Almost 400 local officials joined together to urge Congress to continue funding the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), which allocates resources for transportation alternatives that enhance the safety and performance of the nation's highways and street networks.

The letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, a joint effort of the National…

Jun 20

In this issue:

Local Leaders Urge Congress to Preserve Transportation Alternatives Program EPA Extends Waters of the U.S. Comment Period House Judiciary Committee Passes Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill Mayors To Meet with Senate to Talk Education Reform House Committee Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Appropriations Negotiation Stalls in Senate; Delays Likely for FY2015 Funding…
Jun 20

In this issue:

Local Leaders Urge Congress to Preserve Transportation Alternatives Program EPA Extends Waters of the U.S. Comment Period House Judiciary Committee Passes Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill Mayors To Meet with Senate to Talk Education Reform House Committee Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Appropriations Negotiation Stalls in Senate; Delays Likely for FY2015 Funding…
Jun 20

In this issue:

Local Leaders Urge Congress to Preserve Transportation Alternatives Program EPA Extends Waters of the U.S. Comment Period House Judiciary Committee Passes Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill Mayors To Meet with Senate to Talk Education Reform House Committee Passes Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Appropriations Negotiation Stalls in Senate; Delays Likely for FY2015 Funding…
Jun 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement from Clarence Anthony, NLC's executive director, on the House Judiciary Committee's plans to markup the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) on Wednesday:

"The move by the House Judiciary Committee to make the internet tax moratorium permanent is simply bad policy that prevents local…