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NLC News

Jan 31
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri,, 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…

Jan 29

Washington, D.C. - Following President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address to Congress, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. issued the following statement:

"We applaud the president's commitment to work with local officials around the country to make 2014 a ‘year of action.' Action is what we need most; cities need a federal…

Jan 28

Washington, D.C. - On the eve before President Obama's State of the Union address, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. published an op-ed in The Hill discussing inequality in America's cities and the innovative city solutions that are building pathways…

Jan 27

Twenty cities were recently selected by Lumina Foundation as the first partners in an initiative to dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials. As part of this collaborative effort, NLC is proud to be one of a network of thought leaders chosen by the foundation to connect participating cities with significant technical and planning assistance, data tools…

Jan 27

Strong communities promote equal access to opportunities for all residents, and cities are strongest when they work together. This was the message NLC President Chris Coleman delivered at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. last week.

In his remarks to the group, Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minn., emphasized the shared mission of NLC and USCM: to…

Jan 27

The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, the only purchasing cooperative sponsored by the National League of Cities, recently honored the City of Orlando, Fla. for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing.

Orlando was presented with a U.S. Communities 2014 Customer Appreciation Award for supporting cooperative purchasing and utilizing multiple U.S.…

Jan 27

WHAT: National League of Cities' annual Congressional City Conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. The conference, held March 8 - 12 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., will feature a number of national leaders to speak on federal partnerships with cities and local…

Jan 25
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In 2013, NLC produced content on a wide range of issues important to cities. From food truck regulations to solving chronic veteran homelessness and more, here are some of the issues that captured your attention and made the list of our most popular articles and blog posts from last year.

Building for the Future in an Uncertain Present

Regardless of the issue, cities lead. That’s the…

Jan 22

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