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NLC News

Sep 29
  • Leadership & Management

Patrick Ibarra will serve as the facilitator for the 2014 Annual Leadership Summit, "Leading through Innovation," to be  hosted by the city of Mountain View, CA, and held on August 13-16 at the Santa Clara Hilton.

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” - Thomas Edison

Playing it safe is no longer playing it smart. Elected officials are under intense pressure to…

Sep 29
  • Health & Wellness


The City of Clarksburg, W. Va. (population 16,743), like cities everywhere, is always looking for programs that can benefit the city and its residents. When the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program was announced at the 2008 Congress of Cities in Orlando, Fla., Clarksburg was among the first to jump on board.

Today, of the more than 460 cities participating in the program,…

Sep 29


The City of Clarksburg, W. Va. (population 16,743), like cities everywhere, is always looking for programs that can benefit the city and its residents. When the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program was announced at the 2008 Congress of Cities in Orlando, Fla., Clarksburg was among the first to jump on board.

Today, of the more than 460 cities participating in the program,…

Sep 29

WASHINGTON — Following the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of H.R. 5303 — the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes critical U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects and provides $170 million in relief aid to restore potable water to the City of Flint, Michigan — the National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement:
 
"The National League of…

Sep 26
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“Achieving prosperity,” “securing America” and “America’s direction” – these are the themes of the first presidential debate taking place tonight at Hofstra University in New York. With the polls tightening, and the countdown to election day narrowing, it’s time for Trump and Clinton to put their best foot forward. Here’s what to watch for tonight.

1. Their vision

Change is…

Sep 23
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  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Congress to Push Deadline for Spending Bills to December States Challenge New Overtime Rule in Court Senate Passes Water Resources Bill, NLC Urges House Action  Juvenile Justice Reform Gets House Support Florida and Colorado Local Leaders Advocate for Cities in Washington Driverless Vehicles Get Some Guidance  Comment Period Extended on MPO Reform Is Your City Investing in…
Sep 23

WASHINGTON — As the merits of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) are argued in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals next week, cities across the country are making their support for the CPP known. Cities are counting on the Clean Power Plan to help deliver more clean and affordable energy.

The Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) is a voluntary early-action program of the CPP designed to…

Sep 23

In this issue:

Congress to Push Deadline for Spending Bills to December States Challenge New Overtime Rule in Court Senate Passes Water Resources Bill, NLC Urges House Action  Juvenile Justice Reform Gets House Support Florida and Colorado Local Leaders Advocate for Cities in Washington Driverless Vehicles Get Some Guidance  Comment Period Extended on MPO Reform Is Your City Investing in…
Sep 22
  • Courts

If complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is difficult, it is even more difficult to ensure that another entity is complying as well. In Ivy v. Morath, the Supreme Court will decide when state and local governments are responsible for ensuring that a private actor complies with the ADA. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) argues they should be responsible when the private…

Sep 22

If complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is difficult, it is even more difficult to ensure that another entity is complying as well. In Ivy v. Morath, the Supreme Court will decide when state and local governments are responsible for ensuring that a private actor complies with the ADA. The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) argues they should be responsible when the private…