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  • CitiesSpeak

The 115th Congress has the opportunity to leverage unprecedented public and bipartisan support to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges, and we will have a pivotal opportunity in the coming year to turn the tide…

photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
photo - Now Is the Time to Act on Infrastructure
  • CitiesSpeak

Local governments need a federal commitment and partner to improve our water, transportation and broadband systems. America cannot continue to be great without world-class infrastructure.

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photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
photo - Aging Infrastructure Stalls Greatness
  • CitiesSpeak

To improve our nation's infrastructure, cities need the freedom to explore innovative financing tools — but they also need a renewed commitment from their partners at the state and federal levels of government.

photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
photo - Cities Are Leading on Infrastructure. Now Congress Needs to Catch Up.
  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs on…

Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
Councilmember Jermaine Reed (R), Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore (L), Boone County, Kentucky, testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SAM WARLICK/NLC.
  • Issue Briefing

For years, autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, seemed like a fantasy that was appealing but unlikely to come to fruition. However, autonomous vehicles are here now, and local governments and regional organizations face a number of…

Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles
  • Issue Briefing

Talk of “smart cities” seems ubiquitous these days, plus communities are experiencing pressure to prepare for a future that promises autonomous vehicles and fully connected infrastructure. Broadband is critical to the success of these new and…

Broadband
Broadband
  • Issue Briefing

Today, cities across the nation are grappling with significant water challenges from aging infrastructure and poor water quality, to water scarcity or flooding. Not only do these challenges impact public health and quality of life, but they also…

Water tap
Water tap
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

“Shutdown” Not a Negotiating Tactic for Cities Conversations Continue on Healthcare Reform – Rumblings of Another Deal NLC to Testify on Unfunded Mandates During April Recess, Cities #FightTheCuts How Proposed Budget Cuts…
  • CitiesSpeak

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with their members of Congress while they are at home in their districts for two weeks. Don't let Congress leave America's cities behind — join us this week and next as we #FightTheCuts…

photo - Five Ways to Fight the Cuts From Your Own City
photo - Five Ways to Fight the Cuts From Your Own City
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue: 

#FightTheCuts at Home this April Cities Beleaguered by Possibility of Cuts, Claw-backs, and Closure NLC Tells FCC to Preserve Local Wireless Siting Authority Big Seven Urges Congress to Financing Tools Vital to Cities NLC…