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NLC News

Feb 04

Washington, D.C. - Following the passage of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill") (H.R. 2642) earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement:

"We applaud the U.S. Senate for joining the House in passing the "Farm Bill" earlier today. We are glad Congress has recognized the…

Feb 03

This post originally appeared in Fast  Company's Co.Exist blog.

Design can be preventive medicine. While the growth of girth--childhood obesity nearly tripling over the past 30 years--has numerous culprits, much of America’s built environment moves cars rather than people around, and rewards sitting rather than walking. A design diet can help get America moving again, by re-imagining…

Feb 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education
  • Community & Housing
  • Youth & Family

NLC is proud to announce its continued partnership with The Wallace Foundation. Through a new communication grant, NLC is working to equip city leaders with the knowledge to create, expand and improve afterschool opportunities in their communities. It’s not just classroom activities that determine whether a student will succeed in life. Opportunities outside the classroom are equally important…

Feb 03

Dr. Beverly Browning will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Securing and Managing Federal Grants for Small and Mid-Sized Cities” at the Congressional City Conference on Saturday, March 8 in Washington, D.C.

As America's small- and mid-size cities struggle to recover from the recession and the sequestration gloom, doom, drama and trauma, now is a time for cities to start…

Jan 31
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama discussed many issues important to cities, including immigration reform, transportation infrastructure investment, and expanded access to educational services such as early childhood education, college, and workforce training. Prior to…

Jan 31

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement calling on the U.S. Senate to advance the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill") (H.R. 2642):

"We applaud the House for moving beyond the partisan rancor and passing the "Farm Bill" this week; city officials know this bill is…

Jan 31
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama discussed many issues important to cities, including immigration reform, transportation infrastructure investment, and expanded access to educational services such as early childhood education,…

Jan 31
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama discussed many issues important to cities, including immigration reform, transportation infrastructure investment, and expanded access to educational services such as early childhood education,…

Jan 31
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama discussed many issues important to cities, including immigration reform, transportation infrastructure investment, and expanded access to educational services such as early childhood education,…

Jan 30

Washington, D.C. - After Speaker Boehner and the Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives released their "standards for immigration reform" document earlier today, National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released the following statement:

"The nation's city leaders agree with Speaker Boehner that the country's immigration system is…