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  • CitiesSpeak

An extended conversation with NLC President Chris Coleman. Listen to an abbreviated podcast of this interview on NLC's Sound Cloud account. As the end of the year approaches, top 100 lists, year-in-reviews and “person of the year”…

  • CitiesSpeak

Washington, DC is a transient city.  At least it feels that way to me, a transplant.  I moved to DC a little over two years ago, after spending a couple years in Chicago, and before that, Louisville.  When I meet people here,…

  • CitiesSpeak

According to Standard & Poor’s, the cost of the 16-day federal government shutdown was $24 billion.  Twenty-four billion dollars! Twenty-four billion dollars can make a huge difference to cities and the people who live in them.  To…

  • CitiesSpeak

The ongoing government shutdown hasn’t just frozen vital federal programs and funding streams, it has also made it difficult for citizens frustrated by the gridlock to reach their members of Congress. Federal agencies were not the only…

  • CitiesSpeak

While the U.S. government is stalled and wallowing in its own political dysfunction, I spent last week in the midst of some 3,000 movers and shakers representing the municipal movement on a world-wide scale. These city leaders and professional…

  • CitiesSpeak

This post was written by Clarence Anthony, Executive Director of the National League of Cities.

This government shutdown is appalling.

First, we hoped it wouldn’t happen and that Congress would arrive at a common sense solution at…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON— The National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director, Clarence Anthony issued the following statement in response to the federal government shutdown this evening:

“What a shame that Congress couldn't get its act together…

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  • Press Release

NLC is urging Congress to not lose sight of the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, H.R. 684, which allows states and local governments to require internet retailers to collect sales taxes owed to them. Though Congress is a busy right now with the…

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Press Release
  • Press Release

NLC corporate partner Comcast has re-launched Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program for low-income families.  The program provides low-cost broadband service and the option to purchase an…

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Press Release
  • Press Release

The National League of Cities (NLC) invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration as part of NLC's annual policy development process. The deadline for submissions is Friday,…

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Press Release