RSS Feed http://www.nlc.org/http://www.nlc.org/rss-feed This is the NLC News and Events RSS Feed en-us Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:58:08 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:58:08 Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/supreme-court-halts-immigration-deferred-action The Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether the President's deferred action immigration program violates federal law. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/supreme-court-halts-immigration-deferred-action Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Recognizes Local Authority in New Drone Regulations http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-aviation-administration-(faa)-recognizes-local-authority-in-new-drone-regulations New rules issued this week by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on unmanned aviation systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, recognize that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when and where drones operate in their communities. The new rules put in place a number of new regulations, including hours of operation, height and line of sight requirements. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/federal-aviation-administration-(faa)-recognizes-local-authority-in-new-drone-regulations Cities Mourn Victims, Condemn Unthinkable Act of Violence in Orlando http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-mourn-victims-condemn-unthinkable-act-of-violence-in-orlando National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued this statement following news that at least 50 people were killed in this morning’s attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-mourn-victims-condemn-unthinkable-act-of-violence-in-orlando NLC Headed To National Political Conventions to Ensure Cities Are a Priority http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-headed-to-national-political-conventions-to-ensure-cities-are-a-priority To ensure issues important to cities hold a key place in the 2016 platform, NLC is traveling to Cleveland and Philadelphia this July. We invite you to join local elected officials from across the United States for an infrastructure briefing, a networking reception, and more. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-headed-to-national-political-conventions-to-ensure-cities-are-a-priority Kansas and Missouri Host 2016 Statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/kansas-and-missouri-hosts-2016-statewide-municipal-summit-on-afterschool-and-summer-learning The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network held a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas Enrichment Network and Missouri AfterSchool Network were selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) as two of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) nationwide to host a statewide municipal summit. Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/kansas-and-missouri-hosts-2016-statewide-municipal-summit-on-afterschool-and-summer-learning Securing Our Water Future, and Other Solutions for 21st Century Cities http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/live-broadcasts For Infrastructure Week 2016, NLC broadcast live from our Facebook page. We highlighted the release of our newest report on local infrastructure funding as well as a Capitol Hill Briefing on securing our nation's water infrastructure, and much more. Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/live-broadcasts Honoring Fallen Police Officers http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/honoring-fallen-police-officers Honoring Fallen Police Officers Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/honoring-fallen-police-officers Reversing the Nation’s Declining Infrastructure: New Report from the National League of Cities Reveals New Approaches Are Needed to Close Infrastructure Deficit http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reversing-the-nation’s-declining-infrastructure-new-report-from-the-national-league-of-cities-reveals-new-approaches-are-needed-to-close-infrastructure-deficit The National League of Cities (NLC) today released a new report on the ability of cities to address the nation’s growing infrastructure challenges. Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/reversing-the-nation’s-declining-infrastructure-new-report-from-the-national-league-of-cities-reveals-new-approaches-are-needed-to-close-infrastructure-deficit NLC University Now Accepting Applications for Annual Michael Lynch Scholarship http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-now-accepting-applications-for-annual-michael-lynch-scholarship NLC University Now Accepting Applications for Annual Michael Lynch Scholarship Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-university-now-accepting-applications-for-annual-michael-lynch-scholarship National League of Cities Mourns Passing of Mayor James L. Walls http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-mourns-passing-of-mayor-james-l-walls Following the tragic news that National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Immediate Past President Dr. James L. Walls, Jr., mayor, District Heights, Maryland, passed away at his home on Thursday, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership issued the following statement. Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-league-of-cities-mourns-passing-of-mayor-james-l-walls National League of Cities Launches Initiative Sponsored by ICMA-RC to Examine Retiree Benefits http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-initiative-sponsored-by-icma-rc-to-examine-retiree-costs Initiative will identify trends, challenges and solutions to local government retirement challenges to help cities achieve greater fiscal sustainability Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-launches-initiative-sponsored-by-icma-rc-to-examine-retiree-costs New Reengagement Book Offers Strategies to Help All Young People Graduate http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-reengagement-book-offers-strategies-to-help-all-young-people-graduate NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families released "Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America's Schools," a comprehensive book that provides a rich trove of new ideas and strategies for how to reduce dropout rates and help all young people graduate from high school. Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-reengagement-book-offers-strategies-to-help-all-young-people-graduate NLC President Honors Congressional Champions of Local Issues http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-honors-congressional-champions-of-local-issues NLC President Honors Congressional Champions of Local Issues Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-president-honors-congressional-champions-of-local-issues State, Local Groups Urge Senate to Remove Section 2152 from FAA Reauthorization http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-groups-urge-senate-to-remove-section-2152-from-faa-reauthorization Local Government Groups strongly urge all Senators to support the bipartisan Feinstein-Tillis-Blumenthal-Perdue-Lee amendment that would strike section 2152 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill. Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-local-groups-urge-senate-to-remove-section-2152-from-faa-reauthorization New Report from National League of Cities Highlights Chattanooga’s Innovation District http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-from-national-league-of-cities-highlights-chattanooga’s-innovation-district A new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to incubate creativity and serve as labs for forward-looking concepts and policies. Innovation Districts: The Chattanooga Story highlights how the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., planned and cultivated their innovation district and outlines how cities can create their own innovation districts. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-report-from-national-league-of-cities-highlights-chattanooga’s-innovation-district State and Local Government Organizations Release Joint Statement Urging Support on Amendment #3558 to H.R. 636 - Senate FAA 2016 Reauthorization Act http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-and-local-government-organizations-release-joint-statement-urging-support-on-amendment-3558-to-hr-636-senate-faa-2016-reauthorization-act Statement urging adoption of the bipartisan Amendment #3558 that would preserve the balance of federal, state and local regulatory authority in order to ensure the continued safe integration of UAS, submitted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and co-sponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) to H.R. 636, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/state-and-local-government-organizations-release-joint-statement-urging-support-on-amendment-3558-to-hr-636-senate-faa-2016-reauthorization-act National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic Holds Inaugural Convening http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-city-county-task-force-on-the-opioid-epidemic-holds-inaugural-convening Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription drug abuse and heroin use in cities and counties. Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/national-city-county-task-force-on-the-opioid-epidemic-holds-inaugural-convening Cities Stand United in Support of Local Authority and Inclusiveness in Face of State Actions to Preempt Local Control http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-stand-united-in-support-of-local-authority-and-inclusiveness-in-face-of-state-actions-to-preempt-local-control Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2 (HB2)—present a dangerous challenge to the principle of local control and run counter to the notion that inclusiveness is a fundamental pillar of strong cities. Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/cities-stand-united-in-support-of-local-authority-and-inclusiveness-in-face-of-state-actions-to-preempt-local-control More Than 50 Cities Press Court to Uphold Clean Power Plan, Citing Climate Change Risks http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-50-cities-press-court-to-uphold-clean-power-plan-citing-climate-change-risks More than 50 city and county governments from 28 states, together with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the mayors of Dallas, Knoxville, and Orlando have signed an amicus brief explaining why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is critical to the safety and economic security of local communities across the United States. Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/more-than-50-cities-press-court-to-uphold-clean-power-plan-citing-climate-change-risks New Education Playbook from the National League of Cities Encourages City Officials to Take the Lead in Promoting Learning http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-new-education-playbook-encouraging-city-officials-to-take-the-lead-in-promoting-learning The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council), today released the YEF Council Education Playbook, a compendium of 27 specific action steps that city leaders can take to support and expand learning opportunities for children and youth in their communities. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/nlc-releases-new-education-playbook-encouraging-city-officials-to-take-the-lead-in-promoting-learning 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading Collaborative Communities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-university-leadership-summit-leading-collaborative-communities 2016 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading Collaborative Communities Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-university-leadership-summit-leading-collaborative-communities 2016 HELO Annual Leadership Retreat http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-helo-annual-leadership-retreat 2016 HELO Annual Leadership Retreat Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-helo-annual-leadership-retreat 2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2016 NBC-LEO Summer Conference Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nbc-leo-summer-conference 2016 NLC Summer Board and Leadership Meeting http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-summer-board-and-leadership-meeting 2016 NLC Summer Board and Leadership Meeting Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-summer-board-and-leadership-meeting Zika Virus: What Cities Need to Know http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/zika-virus-what-cities-need-to-know Zika Virus: What Cities Need to Know Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/zika-virus-what-cities-need-to-know Securing Our Water Future: 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Cities http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/securing-our-water-future-21st-century-solutions-for-21st-century-cities Securing Our Water Future: 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Cities Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/securing-our-water-future-21st-century-solutions-for-21st-century-cities #InfrastructureMatters for State and Local Governments: A Capitol Hill Briefing on Financing America's Infrastructure Future http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructurematters-for-state-and-local-governments-a-capitol-hill-briefing-on-financing-americas-infrastructure-future #InfrastructureMatters for State and Local Governments: A Capitol Hill Briefing on Financing America's Infrastructure Future Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructurematters-for-state-and-local-governments-a-capitol-hill-briefing-on-financing-americas-infrastructure-future 2016 Women In Municipal Government Summer Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-wimg-summer-conference 2016 Women In Municipal Government Summer Conference Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-wimg-summer-conference Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 1 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-1 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 1 Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-1 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 2 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-2 Building Broadband Opportunities: How Local Leaders Can Make a Difference - Part 2 Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/building-broadband-opportunities-how-local-leaders-can-make-a-difference-part-2 2016 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-trustees-conference 2016 NLC-RISC Trustees Conference Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-nlc-risc-trustees-conference Infrastructure Week: How Cities Can Participate http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructure-week-how-cities-can-participate-webinar Infrastructure Week: How Cities Can Participate Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/infrastructure-week-how-cities-can-participate-webinar Big Ideas for Cities: Economic Resilience http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-big-ideas-for-cities On April 15th, the National League of Cities (NLC) will convene for an interactive dialogue with mayors who are deeply committed to moving our country forward by taking bold steps at the local level. This one-day event will provide a platform for America’s mayors to share their “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.We will host a series of panels and Ted-style talks so that we can discuss common challenges and opportunities—and end the day with concrete ideas for collaboration moving forward. Conversations from the program will be featured on NLC’s website, in hopes of reaching a broader national audience. NLC will also host a special networking event upon conclusion of the Big Ideas for Cities program. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/2016-big-ideas-for-cities Congressional City Conference 2016 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2016 Washington, DC has been attracting visionaries, revolutionaries, and doers since 1790. As a city leader, you fit right in. Be a part of a long history of men and women who have come to Washington to make a difference for the lives of others.Each year, the Congressional City Conference provides delegates with the opportunity to hear from policy makers and to educate members of Congress about the needs of cities.Come to Washington, DC over March 5-9, 2016 to become a history-maker for your community. You’ll get the information you need about federal policies affecting cities, and use what you’ve learned to make an impact on Capitol Hill. Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/congressional-city-conference-2016 Active Cities Equal Healthy Economies: Success Stories from South Bend and St. Petersburg http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/active-cities-equal-healthy-economies-success-stories-from-south-bend-and-st-petersburg The National League of Cities, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are teaming up to host a webinar on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST for jurisdictions participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties and Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets initiatives. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/active-cities-equal-healthy-economies-success-stories-from-south-bend-and-st-petersburg Will Public Sector Collective Bargaining Survive This Supreme Court Term? http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/will-public-sector-collective-bargaining-survive-this-supreme-court-term We won’t know for sure until the end of June when the Supreme Court will most likely issue its opinion in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. But we may have a better idea after the Court hears oral argument on January 11. Discuss the legal issues in this case and what’s at stake for state and local governments if the Supreme Court rules that public-sector “agency shop” arrangements are unconstitutional with Michael Carvin, Jones Day, who will argue this case on behalf of the teachers objecting to fair share. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/will-public-sector-collective-bargaining-survive-this-supreme-court-term Police Protocols to Reduce Arrests of Young People in Your City http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/police-protocols-to-reduce-arrests-of-young-people-in-your-city Police Protocols to Reduce Arrests of Young People in Your City Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/police-protocols-to-reduce-arrests-of-young-people-in-your-city Takeaways for Cities, Regions, and Local Officials in the FAST Act http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/takeaways-for-cities-regions-and-local-officials-in-the-fast-act Takeaways for Cities, Regions, and Local Officials in the FAST Act Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/takeaways-for-cities-regions-and-local-officials-in-the-fast-act Broadband opportunity: Boosting uptake in America’s cities and metropolitan areas http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-opportunity-boosting-uptake-in-america’s-cities-and-metropolitan-areas On Thursday, December 10 the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, in collaboration with the National League of Cities, will host an event examining how a new federalist framework can promote a network build-out that supports local independence while meeting national objectives around economic opportunity. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will provide a federal perspective and will be followed by a panel of metropolitan and industry leaders. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/broadband-opportunity-boosting-uptake-in-america’s-cities-and-metropolitan-areas Cities Building Systems to Promote Financial Inclusion http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-building-systems-to-promote-financial-inclusion Cities Building Systems to Promote Financial Inclusion Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/education-and-training/event-calendar/cities-building-systems-to-promote-financial-inclusion