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NLC News

Jul 03
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC and State Municipal Leagues Call for Transportation Funding Tell Your Representative: Oppose H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act NLC Briefs Senate on the Role of Mayors in Education Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Passes Senate Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 1 Register Now for the 2014 NLC Congress of Cities NLC and State…
Jul 03

As the stalemate over the future of the federal transportation program continues in the House and Senate, in a letter to Capitol Hill, NLC's Executive Director and the Executive Directors of all 49 state municipal leagues continued the push for federal transportation funding.

Speaking on behalf of the 19,000 cities and towns across the county, the group urged Congress to take action on…

Jul 03

In this issue:

NLC and State Municipal Leagues Call for Transportation Funding Tell Your Representative: Oppose H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act NLC Briefs…
Jul 03

In this issue:

NLC and State Municipal Leagues Call for Transportation Funding Tell Your Representative: Oppose H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act NLC Briefs…
Jul 03

In this issue:

NLC and State Municipal Leagues Call for Transportation Funding Tell Your Representative: Oppose H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act NLC Briefs…
Jun 30

Thirty local leaders from across the country committed to lead juvenile justice reform in their cities joined together during the Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy on June 11-13, 2014, hosted by the National League of Cities (NLC).  The Leadership Academy sowed seeds of action in three topic areas: community-based services for low level and…

Jun 30

Speaking before a capacity-filled room of Senate staffers in the Senate Visitors Center, NLC's president, Mayor Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn., spoke of the importance of education to the economic development of his city. "We cannot move forward without an educated workforce," he said. "And that means providing every young person with the best education possible."

Mayor…

Jun 30

Gaps in the "talent pipeline" pose a serious challenge as city leaders strive to develop a robust and innovative local economy. Just years out of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the United States still faces an unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, translating into roughly 12 million adults who are out of work.

Yet despite this surplus of workers, there are…

Jun 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

State and local governments are on the front lines of ensuring veterans are successfully reintegrated into their communities. The numbers can be daunting:

48,000 veterans will return from Afghanistan by the end of the year. 58,000 veterans were homeless in 2013. 100,000 soldiers and Marines will be downsized from the Army and Marine Corps within five years. 2.5 million military men and…
Jun 30

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) released the following statement from Clarence Anthony, NLC's executive director, on President Obama's plan to send increased resources to the U.S. - Mexican border in response to the increased numbers of immigrants:

"We welcome President Obama's announcement today that he would be sending additional resources to the U.S. - Mexican…