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NLC News

Dec 18

Washington, D.C. - Following the U.S. Senate's passage of the bipartisan budget earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. and NLC's Vice President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, released the following statements:

"We applaud the U.S. Senate for joining the House in passing a bipartisan budget agreement that demonstrates…

Dec 16

Cities are in a race for relevancy, a race for vibrancy, NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn., told a House of Representatives panel last week. In his testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Services Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Mayor Coleman stressed the need for comprehensive transportation networks in order for cities to attract a dynamic…

Dec 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Even for minor offenses, when youth appear in juvenile court or are placed in confinement they are more likely to re-offend upon release than if they receive community-based services. 

A new report from the Vera Institute for Justice reveals that approximately 137,000 status offense cases nationally were handled in juvenile court in 2010 rather than by…

Dec 16

This article originally appeared in Government Technology magazine.

Next year, public officials will much more aggressively begin weaving their technology threads into a larger tapestry as the cute and helpful become vital and mainstream. Last year, hackathons and mobile apps proliferated on a growing foundation of open data.

Next year will herald a more widespread…

Dec 13

Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center and a regular contributor to CitiesSpeak.

While a recent Washington Post article notes that the Supreme Court isn’t hearing as many cases as usual this winter, the Court has not been shy about taking qualified immunity cases.  Recently, the Court decided to hear two such cases and issued an opinion in a third…

Dec 13

House Passes Budget Agreement; Senate Expected to Follow
Michael Wallace, 202.626.3025

On the House's last day of the year, it overwhelmingly approved the Bipartisan Budget Act, with a vote of 334-94. The legislation is a budget blueprint that sets federal discretionary spending levels for FY2014 and FY2015 for the House and Senate. The legislation calls for an increase of $63…

Dec 13

House Passes Budget Agreement; Senate Expected to Follow
Michael Wallace, 202.626.3025

On the House's last day of the year, it overwhelmingly approved the Bipartisan Budget Act, with a vote of 334-94. The legislation is a budget blueprint that sets federal discretionary spending levels for FY2014 and FY2015 for the House and Senate. The legislation calls for an increase of $63…

Dec 13

House Passes Budget Agreement; Senate Expected to Follow
Michael Wallace, 202.626.3025

On the House's last day of the year, it overwhelmingly approved the Bipartisan Budget Act, with a vote of 334-94. The legislation is a budget blueprint that sets federal discretionary spending levels for FY2014 and FY2015 for the House and Senate. The legislation calls for an increase of $63…

Dec 12

Washington, D.C. - Following the passage of the bipartisan budget accord by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier tonight, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released the following statement:

"We commend the House for passing a budget deal that will allow Congress to concentrate on the critical issues facing the American people. Cities…

Dec 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

WASHINGTON, DC – The National League of Cities (NLC) today released a new report that identifies “The 10 Critical Imperatives Facing America’s Cities” and proposes innovative strategies to address these challenges and improve the nation’s communities.

The National League of Cities, the nation's leading advocacy organization representing cities and local leaders, leveraged guidance…