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NLC News

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 05

National League of Cities Past President Marie Lopez Rogers resigned as mayor of Avondale, Ariz., after being named to the Maricopa County, Ariz. Board of Supervisors. She fills a vacant seat and will run for election in an August primary.

"I congratulate Supervisor Rogers on her new appointment in Maricopa County," said NLC Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. "She is an ardent…

Jun 02

In a May 29 letter to Senators Tom Harkin, Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray and Johnny Isakson, and Representatives John Kline, George Miller, Virginia Fox and Rubén Hinojosa, National League of Cities (NLC) president Chris Coleman expressed NLC’s support for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), a bill that was recently introduced in the Senate that would reauthorize the…

Jun 02

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) is proud to announce that June is Small Cities Month. Small Cities Month will highlight and celebrate the enormous contributions small cities and towns make toward the fabric of our nation.

"As a former small town mayor, I can personally attest to the unique and important role our smaller communities play in making our nation a great…

Jun 02

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) and cities across the nation applauded the Administration's ambitious plan to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the nation's coal-fired power plants, taking a positive step toward mitigating the impact and severity of climate change and building on actions already taken by local governments. Announced today by U.S. Environmental…

May 30

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., wrote to Congressional sponsors of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803, as amended). NLC fully supports the bill as written because it provides much needed modernization and streamlining of the nation's workforce system.

There are a number of specific provisions…

May 29

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments on a proposal to develop a standard or guide for community risk reduction (CRR) for the fire service.

Community risk reduction is defined as measures taken by a community to reduce the impact of risk.  Examples of these measures are public education programs, enforcing fire codes and passing laws pertaining to fire…

May 27
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Press Release
  • Education

Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville, Tenn. and former co-chair of NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) was honored last week in Washington, D.C. for his commitment and leadership on afterschool and expanded learning programs. Mayor Dean was named a State Afterschool Champion at the “Breakfast of Champions,” part of the 13th annual Afterschool for All Challenge. This annual…

May 23
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC Announces Support for Mayor Castro to Lead HUD Water Resources Bill Finally Clears Congress Sign the Letter Now: Support Transportation Alternatives New Transportation Advocacy Resources Now Available Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Workforce Investment Bill FCC Announces "Net Neutrality" Proposed Rulemaking Energy Efficiency Bill Fails to Advance in Senate FEMA Accepting…
May 23

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is currently conducting pre-agenda research to inform its assessment of the effectiveness of Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments, and related standards. The objective of this research is to gather feedback on these broad questions:

What concerns exist…