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  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

From the Podium: NLC City Advocate Spotlight Federal Budget Webinar: How City Leaders Can Fight the Cuts FCC Updates Commenting Deadlines for New Broadband Infrastructure Proposals Cities Condemn President Trump’s Decision…
  • Webinar

The Trump Administration released their full Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal last month, which includes $54 billion in domestic cuts that would eliminate dozens of successful programs, including CDBG, TIGER grants for transportation projects and…

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US Capitol
  • Press Release

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…

Wyoming Coal Plant
Wyoming Coal Plant
  • CitiesSpeak

If the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act passes, it could set a dangerous precedent that would allow the federal government to nationalize the police and limit local authority to manage their police departments.

photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
  • CitiesSpeak

Let’s face it, big cities get a lot of attention. Nationwide, we hear about the accomplishments and innovations of the nation’s biggest cities every day.

Yet small city leaders face many of the same problems that…

photo - It’s Small Cities Month at NLC. Here’s Why We’re Celebrating.
photo - It’s Small Cities Month at NLC. Here’s Why We’re Celebrating.
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

Administration’s Proposed Budget Could Devastate Cities During Infrastructure Week NLC Tells Congress: Invest in Cities Cities Call on FCC to Preserve Local Authority During Infrastructure Week Virginia and Kentucky Local…
  • CitiesSpeak

With autonomous vehicles on the ground, local governments face challenging questions about how to plan for them, how to integrate them into mixed traffic environments, and how to develop policy around this complex new…

photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
photo - Self-Driving Cars Are Here. Now What Should We Do?
  • CitiesSpeak

Broadband access and adoption help promote economic development and social equity while promoting public health, public safety and educational opportunities for Americans around the country.

This is a guest post…

photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
photo - Infrastructure for the 21st Century: The Importance of Broadband to Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

From the construction of schools and hospitals to water treatment facilities and roads, municipal bonds provide the means for more than 42,000 state and local governments to finance infrastructure projects.

This…

photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
photo - Let’s Be Frank — Municipal Bonds Built This Country
  • 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