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NLC News

Sep 21
U.S. Treasury Building
U.S. Treasury Building
  • Taxation

Vital deduction supports middle class homeowners and public services that benefit all citizens such as K-12 schools, law enforcement and public safety, transportation and infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Americans Against Double Taxation, a coalition comprised of state and local government organizations, education and other public service providers, and housing organizations, has come…

Sep 19
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health
  • Health Care

WASHINGTON — September 19, 2017 — Late last week, a group of U.S. Senators released legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  While the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has yet to release its estimated impact of the bill, given its similarities to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), it would likely result in millions of additional Americans losing their health…

Sep 12
CFC
CFC
  • Finance

32nd annual City Fiscal Conditions report identifies trend last seen in 2006 prior to Great Recession

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 12, 2017 – New National League of Cities (NLC) research indicates a potential slowdown in the municipal finance sector as city fiscal growth contracts for the second consecutive year. Several major findings from the report, City Fiscal…

Sep 06
Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — September 6, 2017 — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE Act (HR3388), a bill that provides for information on highly automated driving systems to be made available to prospective buyers. In response to House passage The National League of Cities released the following statement:

"City leaders welcome the promise of safer…

Sep 05
Dreamer
Dreamer
  • Immigration

WASHINGTON — September 5, 2017 — This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided protections for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. In response to today’s announcement, National League of Cities President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland, released…

Aug 30
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Taxation
  • Local

WASHINGTON — August 30, 2017 — This afternoon, during a speech in Springfield, Missouri, President Donald Trump outlined his plan for tax reform. While the speech did not provide many details on specific measures the president hopes to advance, it did reinforce the president’s intention to simplify the tax code through comprehensive reform. In response to today’s speech, National League of…

Aug 30
Mid-sized city
Mid-sized city
  • Economic Development
  • City Government

WASHINGTON — August 30, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of local economies released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that 84 percent of cities report their local economies have improved since 2016. The new report, Local Economic Conditions: The Untold Story of the Varied Middle, reveals a dynamic economic landscape that has given rise to five distinct types of local economies…

Aug 10
The White House at Dusk
The White House at Dusk
  • Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — August 10, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump announced his intention to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing opioid addiction crisis. The National League of Cities (NLC), America’s largest and most representative organization for cities and their leaders, has made combating the American opioid epidemic a top priority. In response to today’s announcement, NLC’…

Aug 02
Family
Family
  • Climate
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Communications

WASHINGTON – August 2, 2017 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program aimed at elevating local climate engagement activities by its members and affiliates in nearly 19,000 American cities and towns. In light of the need to prevent pollution while also preparing for adverse impacts anticipated by our changing climate, NLC is partnering with ecoAmerica, a national…

Jul 28
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care

WASHINGTON — July 28, 2017 — Early this morning, the U.S. Senate voted against a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would have repealed the individual and employer mandates, and eliminated the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that, if passed, the bill would result in 16 million Americans losing their health insurance over…