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NLC News

Dec 11

National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn. testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the impact of the New Starts program on local  infrastructure projects and local economic vitality.

Mayor Coleman’s written testimony can be viewed here.

NLC views transit funding as a critical…

Dec 10

Washington, D.C. - Following the announcement of the budget agreement reached earlier tonight, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony released the following statement:

"We are glad that House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan budget agreement that will hopefully provide a sound foundation that will prevent unnecessary fiscal crises over the…

Dec 10
RISC eNews Blast December 10, 2013

NLC-RISC Report

NIOSH Publishes Study of Cancer Among Firefighters
Claire…

Dec 10
RISC eNews Blast December 10, 2013

NLC-RISC Report

NIOSH Publishes Study of Cancer Among Firefighters
Claire…

Dec 10
RISC eNews Blast December 10, 2013

NLC-RISC Report

NIOSH Publishes Study of Cancer Among Firefighters
Claire…

Dec 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Short- and long-term climate impacts are having direct economic, social and environmental consequences on communities of all sizes.  From immediate and costly devastation caused by hurricanes, floods and wildfires to the longer term effects of sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, drought and changing weather patterns, cities are confronting the very real impacts of a changing climate right in…

Dec 09

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer recently introduced two proposals to provide a fix for the nation’s “infrastructure deficit” by raising additional revenue from drivers.  One proposal would increase the federal gas tax by fifteen cents over three years and index the gas tax to inflation.  The current 18.4 cents per gallon tax has not been raised since 1993.   

Joined by the U.S.…

Dec 09

Civic tech, an emerging field at the nexus of technology, civic innovation, government transparency and community engagement, implements a range of projects designed to promote civic outcomes and support the health and vitality of cities.

Cities, nonprofits, community groups and philanthropic organizations have been entering this field in increasing numbers in the last few years. The…

Dec 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

This article originally appeared in Governing.


NLC has partnered with Mayor Ralph Becker and local stakeholders in Salt Lake City on the campaign to end chronic veteran homelessness, and has promoted the city’s efforts in order to enable other cities to learn from their success. Previous posts on NLC’s blog CitiesSpeak.org have discussed Salt Lake City’s remarkable progress…

Dec 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Los Angeles, Calif. - On Thursday, December 12, city, education and state officials will gather to provide perspectives on how to reengage the approximately 100,000 youth and young adults in Los Angeles who have not graduated from high school.

The Leadership Perspectives on Reengagement Forum, sponsored by the National League of Cities, National Youth…