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NLC News

Mar 21
Housing of all kinds
Housing of all kinds
  • Housing
  • Community & Housing
  • Preemption

WASHINGTON — March 21, 2019 —The nation is experiencing a housing crisis on many fronts, from homelessness and poor housing quality to lack of supply and housing disconnected from jobs. This diverse landscape demands that cities and states collaborate and that cities retain a broad set of tools to meet unique local needs. But in many states, the set of tools available to city leaders is…

Mar 12
Wind turbines
Wind turbines
  • Resilience
  • Climate
  • Environment & Sustainability

WASHINGTON — March 12, 2019 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced eight new cities for the Leadership in Community Resilience program. Each city will receive $10,000 in direct financial support as well as technical assistance and professional development opportunities to help them meet community-specific resiliency goals.

The eight cities selected for the 2019…

Mar 11
Car driving down road
Car driving down road
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Smart Cities

WASHINGTON — March 11, 2019 — Today, at its annual Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a report, “Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems,” to help local leaders pilot road user charge (RUC) systems. A RUC system, also commonly referred to as a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) tax or a Mileage Based User Fee (MBUF)…

Mar 10
Congressional City Conference
Congressional City Conference
  • Federal
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — March 10 — This week, more than 2,000 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from cities, towns and villages across the country are convening in Washington for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference (CCC). At the conference, delegates will meet with senior White House officials, members of Congress, and other national experts and discuss how…

Mar 07
Capitol
Capitol
  • Federal
  • Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — March 7, 2019 – More than 2,000 mayors, councilmembers and other delegates from around the country will gather in Washington, D.C., March 10-13, 2019, for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference. Speakers at the conference include senior White House officials, members of Congress, and experts who will discuss how strong federal-local partnerships…

Mar 05
ICMA-RC
ICMA-RC
  • Partnerships

Collaboration on Research, Policy and Advocacy for the Public Sector Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2019 – The National League of Cities (NLC) and ICMA-RC today announced that ICMA-RC will be NLC’s newest Enterprise Partner, building on more than a decade of collaboration between two preeminent public sector focused organizations. NLC, the largest and…

Feb 26
An external view of the U.S. Capitol Building rotunda.
An external view of the U.S. Capitol Building rotunda.
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

 

In this issue:

The Federal Government is Open White House Announces New American Broadband Initiative NLC Hosts Hill Briefing on Local Innovations in Workforce Development SCOTUS to Hear Citizenship Question Case SLLC SCOTUS Midterm Webinar
The Federal Government is Open

Michael Wallace, 202.626.3025

Following the longest partial federal government shutdown…

Feb 14
Capitol
Capitol
  • Federal

WASHINGTON – February 14, 2019 – As the funding deadline approaches to avert another government shutdown, the National League of Cities (NLC) urges Congress and the president to approve bipartisan legislation that fully funds the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. The following statement can be attributed to NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony:

“Our…

Feb 12
United States Capitol Building rotunda
United States Capitol Building rotunda
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

State Municipal Leagues Build Relationships with New Congress Senate Passes LWCF Permanent Reauthorization NLC Launches Opportunity Zones Resources Join Local Leaders: Innovations in Workforce Development Hill Briefing  USDA Extends Application Deadlines, Reschedules Webinars for Broadband Grant Program EPA, Army Corps Move Forward on WOTUS Rulemaking State Municipal…
Feb 06
Briefing
Briefing
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — February 7, 2019 — Today on Capitol Hill, the National League of Cities (NLC), federal leaders and representatives from state municipal leagues held a briefing on the federal-local partnership needed to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, including infrastructure, public safety, workforce development and housing. At the briefing, members of Congress and their staffs…