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NLC News

Jun 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

The National Civic League (NCL) recently recognized ten communities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. This year had a focus on healthy communities–efforts to address challenges such as obesity, chronic illness, physical inactivity and the need for safe routes to school and walkable communities. Listed alphabetically by state, the 2014 All-America Cities are:

Montgomery, Alabama…
Jun 16

As the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker shows, current estimates point to an August date for federal funds to run out. Already, some states are warning local governments that they will stop funding new projects to avoid losing the federal reimbursement.

The current transportation program, MAP-21, expires on September 30. The administration has…

Jun 16
  • City Government

Regardless of location or demographics, cities across the country are being asked to do more with less as federal and state funding decreases. Through creative innovations – including new ideas, new ways of doing business and new technologies – city leaders can stay ahead of the curve to maintain a high quality of life for residents.

At the 2014 NLC University Leadership…

Jun 10
Johnson talks with Mayor Castro
Johnson talks with Mayor Castro
  • Education

Municipal and community leaders understand that education is a driving force behind economic development, but in San Antonio it is “brainpower” that’s fueling the entire city.

From cradle to career, San Antonio is focusing on education to develop and harness skilled talent to improve its economy. The city serves as a model to other cities looking to do the same. For this reason, the…

Jun 09

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)  recently found that 40 percent of parents do not feel comfortable helping their children learn outside the classroom, and more than half of parents wish they knew how to make better use of the tie they have with their children. In an effort to empower families with the knowledge necessary to maximize their learning time together, NCFL is…

Jun 09

One of the greatest challenges facing professional city administrators is to meet the day-to-day demands of operating a city and at the same time keeping current with new developments and research in their field. 

The National League of Cities has negotiated an agreement with the academic journal, State and Local Government Review (SLGR), to help you do exactly that. SLGR was founded…

Jun 06
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC Urges Support for Modern Workforce Development Program EPA Announces Proposed Rule to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants GASB Proposes Major Changes to Municipal Retiree Benefit Reporting Senate Advances Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation FY 2015 Appropriations Process Inches Forward Local Officials Named to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Commission…
Jun 06

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities applauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler for appointing six municipal representatives to the FCC's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. The representatives will provide policy guidance, expertise and recommendations to the FCC on policy issues such as technology transitions, broadband deployment and adoption, E-…

Jun 06

In this issue:

NLC Urges Support for Modern Workforce Development Program EPA Announces Proposed Rule to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants GASB Proposes Major Changes to Municipal Retiree Benefit Reporting Senate Advances Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation FY 2015 Appropriations Process Inches Forward Local Officials Named to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory…
Jun 06

In this issue:

NLC Urges Support for Modern Workforce Development Program EPA Announces Proposed Rule to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants GASB Proposes Major Changes to Municipal Retiree Benefit Reporting Senate Advances Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation FY 2015 Appropriations Process Inches Forward Local Officials Named to FCC Intergovernmental Advisory…