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NLC News

Jun 13
Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk
  • Afterschool
  • Education

ORLANDO, Florida — June 13, 2017 — The Florida Afterschool Network hosted a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit in Orlando.  Supported by National League of Cities (NLC), the summit highlighted a wide range of local elected officials from cities across the state including…

Jun 06
Keepin' It Local Mural
Keepin' It Local Mural
  • Economic Development
  • Community

WASHINGTON – June 6, 2017 – Today, National League of Cities (NLC), PolicyLink and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced the selection of six additional cities for participation in the organizations’ jointly-supported Equitable Economic Development Fellowship: Austin, Baltimore, Louisville, Nashville, Phoenix and Sacramento.

“We are thrilled to welcome six new cities to the…

Jun 02
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Leadership & Management
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WASHINGTON — After the heartbreaking news that Shelley Simonton, former executive director of the Wyoming Association of Municipalities, passed away last week, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony and Virginia Municipal League Executive Director Kim Winn, chair of NLC’s State League Steering Committee, issued the following joint…

Jun 02
Photo - Solar worker
Photo - Solar worker
Jun 01
Wyoming Coal Plant
Wyoming Coal Plant
  • Advocacy
  • Climate
  • Resilience
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — June 1, 2017 — Today, America’s city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The agreement, which was supported by the National League of Cities (NLC) and is signed by nearly 200 nations, was created to limit greenhouse gas emissions and combat rising global temperatures.…

May 24
SOTC Banner Image
SOTC Banner Image
  • Leadership & Management
  • City Government
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development

Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic development, public safety, infrastructure and city…

May 23
Mulvaney
Mulvaney
  • Budget
  • Congress
  • Federal
  • Finance

WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017 — This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or eliminate crucial programs that invest in cities and create jobs, including the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), TIGER grants for transportation projects and the HOME Investment Partnership Program. The National…

May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has yet to analyze and score it, the bill is expected to increase the number of uninsured Americans, remove key protections and ultimately shift financial burdens of uncompensated care onto…

May 04
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Budget

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September. Despite earlier proposals, the final deal includes no cuts to crucial programs for community development, education and public health. In response to today’s bipartisan agreement, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

May 01
REAL Banner Image
REAL Banner Image
  • Equity
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON — May 1, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in adopting strategies to advance racial equity. Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL), an initiative of NLC’s, and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a program of CSI, are providing training, tools and resources to…