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NLC News

Nov 18
NLC President Mark Stodola
NLC President Mark Stodola
  • Leadership & Management
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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, and Councilmember Joe Buscaino of Los Angeles join Stodola as 2018 NLC Officers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — November 18, 2017 — Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas, was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2017 City Summit in Charlotte, N.C. Stodola, who has served…

Nov 17
maker
maker
  • Economic Development

National League of Cities, Etsy, Recast City and Urban Manufacturing Alliance Join Forces for Latest Report

Charlotte, N.C. – A new report out today from the National League of Cities (NLC), Etsy, Recast City and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) provides a roadmap for cities to develop policies, programs and a culture that better supports local maker businesses.…

Nov 16
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Finance
  • Taxation
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — November 16, 2017 — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a lower corporate tax rate, nearly doubles the standard deduction and limits or eliminates most deductions, including the deductibility of state and local income and sales taxes. In response to today’s announcement,…

Nov 16
City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
City Summit attendees at Opening General Session
  • City Government

Charlotte, N.C. — Nearly 4,000 local elected officials and delegates from around the country have convened in Charlotte, N.C. for the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual City Summit.

This week, city leaders will work with subject experts on topics including economic development, climate change, transportation and leadership development, arming them with tools and resources to plan…

Nov 15
Future of Equity
Future of Equity
  • Equity
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Economic Development

New National League of Cities Research Examines Future of Equity in Infrastructure, Public Safety and Economic Development

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released new research on the future of equity that shows that as cities become infused with technology, they must ensure inclusion is a core tenet of city planning to reverse the growing…

Nov 15
American Flag
American Flag
  • Equity
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Financial Empowerment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a report released today, 22 esteemed leaders from cities big and small lay out a road map to help mayors, councilmembers and other municipal officials expand economic mobility and opportunity in their communities and enable more of their residents to share in the American Dream.

With the recognition many Americans have not been part of the recent economic recovery…

Nov 06
Inside view of Capitol Hill Dome
Inside view of Capitol Hill Dome
  • Advocacy
  • Federal

In this issue:

Tax Plan Takeaways for City Leaders Cities, Start Your Drone Idea Engines Senate Considers Draft Bill to Preempt Local Rights of Way Authority House Votes on Key Healthcare Provisions NLC Conference Delegates to Vote on Changes to NLC National Municipal Policy in Charlotte   Tax Plan Takeaways for City Leaders

Irma Esparza Diggs, 202.626.3176

On November 2…

Nov 02
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Taxation
  • Finance
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — November 2, 2017 — Today, leadership in the House of Representatives coalition released details on its long-awaited tax reform plan. As proposed, the bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a lower corporate tax rate, doubles the standard deduction and eliminates most deductions, including the deductibility of state and local income and sales taxes. In response to…

Nov 02
City Innovation
City Innovation
  • Sharing Economy
  • Smart Cities

Sixteen percent of cities have already entered into partnerships, while 79 percent of those not in partnerships are open to forming them

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 2, 2017 – New National League of Cities (NLC) research on the innovation economy finds that many cities across the country are embracing sharing economy companies and new technologies like drones and smart…

Oct 26
National Mall
National Mall
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Public Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health & Wellness
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — October 26, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump elevated the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis by finally declaring it a public health emergency — but without opening up any new federal funding to combat the epidemic. The National League of Cities (NLC) has worked with federal, state and local officials across the country to help stem the tide of opioid abuse, which…