News interview photo
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NLC News

Jun 21
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Immigration

WASHINGTON — June 21, 2018 — With the U.S. House of Representatives poised to vote today on two pieces of legislation that would address immigration reform, including border security and the practice of separating families at the U.S. border, the National League of Cities (NLC) calls on federal agencies to enforce our nation’s immigration laws in a humane way that’s consistent with who we are…

Jun 21
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of the United States
  • Taxation

WASHINGTON — June 21, 2018 — The leading organizations that represent state and local governments – The Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Governors Association, National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors – joined by the Government Finance Officers…

Jun 19
City Innovation Ecosystems
City Innovation Ecosystems
  • Innovation

WASHINGTON & MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — June 19, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program, City Innovation Ecosystems, dedicated to helping cities thrive in the modern economy. The program marks a major new push by NLC to support regional entrepreneurship, innovation and STEM pathways in a time when too few cities are fully participating in the high-tech,…

Jun 06
Interconnected city
Interconnected city
  • Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — June 6, 2018 — From the distribution of government benefits, to transportation, alternative energy and even healthcare, a new report released today by the National League of Cities (NLC), “Blockchain in Cities: Restoring Transparency and Trust in Digital Transactions,” shows how blockchain could potentially be used to transform cities by increasing the effectiveness, efficiency…

May 30
SOTC
SOTC
  • Infrastructure
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON – May 30, 2018 – The National League of Cities (NLC) released its 2018 State of the Cities report today at a national morning press event with city leaders and policy experts. The report shows that economic development, infrastructure, budgets, housing and public safety continue to top the list of agenda priorities for U.S. mayors, as well as revealing that opioids, broadband access…

May 14
Water tower and highway
Water tower and highway
  • Infrastructure

Press Contact:
Sam Warlick
(202) 626-3062
warlick@nlc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018

City Leaders Press Congress to Rebuild America’s Failing Infrastructure
Underscoring critical needs in cities during Infrastructure Week

WASHINGTON – May 14, 2018 – With the nation facing a $2 trillion investment gap in…

May 07
Dr. Biden
Dr. Biden
  • Afterschool
  • Education

Video of Remarks by Dr. Jill Biden and Panel Featuring City Representatives is archived at www.facebook.com/nationalleagueofcities

WASHINGTON — May 7, 2018 — Today, representatives from six cities detailed how they have generated innovative and scalable models to increase access to locally-applicable postsecondary education and workforce training programs…

Apr 27
City Council Presidents in Chicago
City Council Presidents in Chicago
  • Leadership & Management

From rebuilding America’s infrastructure to providing affordable housing to residents, city leaders share strategies that address challenges unique to nation’s largest cities

CHICAGO — April 28, 2018 — In partnership with the Chicago City Council, the National League of Cities (NLC) today convened 15 city council presidents from America’s largest cities to…

Apr 13
San Juan, PR
San Juan, PR
  • Infrastructure
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Membership Offer to Help Cities During the Recovery and Reconstruction Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — April 13, 2018 — The National League of Cities (NLC), a non-partisan organization that promotes the interests of cities across the United States, offered Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities complimentary NLC…

Apr 05
Local democracy
Local democracy
  • Preemption

WASHINGTON — April 4, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with state municipal leagues, released an update to its report, City Rights in an Era of Preemption, that reveals state preemption of local authority is increasing throughout the country. From minimum wage to municipal broadband, the report illuminates the worsening trend of infringements on local democracy…