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NLC News

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…

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

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 Summit…

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…