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Annual “State of the Cities” Report Finds Mayors Expanding Leadership Roles to Fight Attacks on Local Control, Address Top Issues for Cities

WASHINGTON — May 24, 2017 — A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — May 23, 2017 — This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or eliminate crucial programs that invest in cities and create jobs, including…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — May 4, 2017 — This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September. Despite earlier proposals, the final deal includes no cuts to crucial…

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  • CitiesSpeak

The president’s budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion cut to school programs that will impact more than 1,600,000 children and their families.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with…

photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
  • CitiesSpeak

Cuts in the administration’s budget proposal threaten funds that cities rely on to invest in water management, clean energy and revitalization efforts across the country. Here’s how these cuts could impact your city.…

photo - President’s Budget Threatens Cities' Ability to Act on Environmental & Infrastructure Issues
photo - President’s Budget Threatens Cities' Ability to Act on Environmental & Infrastructure Issues
  • CitiesSpeak

Included in the administration’s first budget proposal is a $499 billion cut to one of the federal government’s most successful transportation funding programs: TIGER Grants.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging…

photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
photo - How the President’s Budget Proposal Could Stop the Transit Revolution in Its Tracks
  • CitiesSpeak

There are three main questions that cities need to be aware of when dissecting the political rhetoric around sanctuary cities.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with their members of…

photo - Is Your City at Risk of Losing Federal Funding?
photo - Is Your City at Risk of Losing Federal Funding?
  • CitiesSpeak

Federally-funded programs like those slated for elimination in President Trump’s 2018 Budget Blueprint have a proven record of results for young children, and simply cannot survive without continued federal support.…

photo - Don’t Cut Funding for Programs That Help Children Thrive in Cities Across the Country
photo - Don’t Cut Funding for Programs That Help Children Thrive in Cities Across the Country
  • 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…
  • CitiesSpeak

In this guest post celebrating Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service, Commissioner Gil Ziffer explains how the proposed federal budget cuts to service programs like AmeriCorps will have a significant impact on cities.

This…

photo - City Leaders Know How to Get Things Done. So Does National Service.
photo - City Leaders Know How to Get Things Done. So Does National Service.