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NLC News

May 23

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $335,000 in technical assistance for communities seeking technical support to develop and implement an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for municipal wastewater and stormwater management.

The primary purpose of the technical assistance is to help EPA develop…

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…
May 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Health & Wellness

The NLC Prescription Discount Card Program passed another milestone recently with residents in cities across the country using their city discount card to save on more than 1 million prescriptions.

From Chicago and Detroit to Grand Isle, ME and Red River, NM, NLC member cities are helping residents cope with the high cost of prescriptions at no cost to the city.  Currently, 542 cities…

May 23

Washington, D.C. – The National League of Cities (NLC) offers its full support to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s nomination as the next Secretary for Housing and Urban Development. NLC also endorses current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s move to become the new director of the Office of Management and Budget. 

In San Antonio, Mayor Castro has been a strong leader in creating economic…

May 23

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

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

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 22

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) thanks Congress for passing the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), and encourages the President to quickly sign it.  The bill authorizes 34 new lock, dam, levee, port and ecosystem restoration projects and includes a new pilot program that makes loans available to local governments building large water and wastewater-…

May 20
Constituency Groups Lobby
Constituency Groups Lobby
  • Advocacy

This month, leaders from all five of NLC’s constituency groups travelled from cities across the United States to Washington, D.C. for NLC’s first Constituency Group Washington Day of Action. The event marked the first joint Capitol Hill visit by representatives of all five of NLC’s constituency groups:

Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and…
May 19
  • Education

Numerous research studies document that high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities have been shown to improve student engagement with both school and community, support greater academic achievement and equip young people with the necessary workforce and life skills for a successful future. To this end, the National League of Cities is providing technical and financial assistance to…