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NLC News

Sep 15

WASHINGTON — On behalf of a diverse coalition of organizations representing the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood risk management and local government sectors, we congratulate the Senate for passing S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 with a broad bipartisan vote of  95 to 3. This strong vote reflects the wide-spread support among Members of Congress and the…

Sep 09
  • Mental Health
  • Health & Wellness
  • Health Care

The candidate’s positions on veterans’ issues are notably distinct.

by Elisha Harig-Blaine

Earlier this week, voters had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump on how they would handle national security and veterans’ issues during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum.

While the bulk of questions and answers focused on foreign policy and…

Sep 09
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  • Advocacy
  • Federal

“Nothing troubles people more than infrastructure that doesn’t work for them.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

This post is part of a series on the 2016 national political conventions. Read our takeaways from the Republican National Convention here. (Photo by Erin Schaff)

 

Tampa, Florida, Mayor Bob Buckhorn didn’t speak long at the National…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

“Potholes don’t care if you put an ‘R’ or a ‘D’ on them, they just want to be filled.” – Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price

by Angelina Panettieri

The National League of Cities spent this week in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Republican National Convention, convening Republican local officials, talking to leaders, and getting the inside scoop on how the decisions…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

We’re proud to announce an all-star lineup of local leaders will join NLC in advocating for city needs at the conventions, including New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (DNC), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (DNC), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (DNC), Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price (RNC) and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (RNC).

by Meridith St. Jean

After an exciting primary season rife…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

America’s challenges will get worse without the support and commitment of the next administration to city issues.

by Carolyn Coleman

For over a year, the nation – and the world – has been wrapped up in the contest for the highest office in the land. We’ve seen 17 Republican presidential hopefuls whittled down to a businessman billionaire. We’ve seen a political revolution…

Sep 09
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Make a Difference for Cities: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Cities Still Seeking a Fair e-Fairness Solution Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Bill; House Action Stalled NLC Pushes for Solutions and Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse Cities Continue the Call for Resources to Fight Zika NLC Fights for Cities in Transportation Rulemakings BroadbandUSA…
Sep 09

In this issue:

Make a Difference for Cities: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Cities Still Seeking a Fair e-Fairness Solution Senate Begins Consideration of Water Resources Bill; House Action Stalled NLC Pushes for…
Sep 08

WASHINGTON – September 8, 2016 – Following tragic news that Councilmember Dejerilyn King Henderson of Troy, Alabama passed away at her home Wednesday, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement. Councilmember Henderson served as a member of NLC’s 2016 board of directors and held leadership positions with two NLC…

Sep 07
  • Youth & Family
  • Financial Empowerment


Innovative financial empowerment program a “win-win” for cities and residents

WASHINGTON – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released an evaluation report highlighting the positive results of its two-year pilot program, Local Interventions for Financial Empowerment through Utility Payments (LIFT-UP), an evidence-based framework that seeks to help low-…