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Apr 11, 2016, 16:39 ET State and Local Government Organizations Release Joint Statement Urging Support on Amendment #3558 to H.R. 636 - Senate FAA 2016 Reauthorization Act

The National League of Cities (NLC), National Governors Association (NGA), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), U.S. Conference...


Apr 11, 2016, 11:29 ET New Report from National League of Cities Highlights Chattanooga's Innovation District

Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the release of a new report showcasing "innovation districts," areas designated by cities to...


Apr 08, 2016, 12:41 ET National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic Holds Inaugural Convening

 Local leaders from across the country have come together to take action in response to the rapid escalation and deadly impact of prescription...


Apr 04, 2016, 11:53 ET Cities Stand United in Support of Local Authority and Inclusiveness in Face of State Actions to Preempt Local Control

 Recent actions taken by states to limit or preempt local authority—including the recently-passed North Carolina House Bill 2...


Mar 31, 2016, 10:56 ET New Education Playbook from the National League of Cities Encourages City Officials to Take the Lead in Promoting Learning

 The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education,...


Mar 16, 2016, 11:28 ET Rose Center For Public Leadership Working With Mayor Warren On Downtown Revitalization

 The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working...


Mar 16, 2016, 09:17 ET Cities Call on President and Senate to Do Their Jobs: Nominate and Consider Supreme Court Nominee

National League of Cities (NLC) President Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo. issued the following statement regarding the vacancy on...


Mar 08, 2016, 17:23 ET New Guide on Community Policing to Help Cities Strengthen Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities

 With Montgomery, Alabama witnessing another tragic death just last week, there is an urgent need for cities to strengthen the trust between...


Mar 08, 2016, 14:41 ET Cities Stand United with Flint in Call to Congress and Administration to Resolve the Flint Drinking Water Crisis

Today—as 2,000 city leaders are convened in Washington for the annual Congressional City Conference—the National League of Cities (NLC)...


Mar 07, 2016, 17:27 ET Mayor Betsy Hodges Named Chair of Mayors' Education Task Force

Today at the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families...


Mar 07, 2016, 09:45 ET National League of Cities and National Association of Counties Name City-County Officials to Task Force Addressing Heroin and Opioid Abuse

 The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today announced the members of a new joint national task...


Mar 07, 2016, 09:30 ET National League of Cities Launches New Program on Leadership in Community Resilience with Support from the Wells Fargo Foundation

As 2,000 city leaders convened in Washington for the annual Congressional City Conference, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo...


Feb 25, 2016, 08:56 ET National League of Cities Report Finds 26 Percent of U.S. Cities are Participating in the Maker Movement, Seeing Positive Economic Impact

A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) examines the "maker movement" and identifies what cities can do to create,...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:20 ET Cities, Counties Announce Joint Task Force on Opioid Abuse Epidemic

 The National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today announced the creation of a joint national task...


Feb 12, 2016, 15:43 ET National League of Cities Urges Congress to Pass Criminal Justice Reform

Nearly 60 mayors and councilmembers urged Congress to take action to reform the criminal justice system, supporting two bipartisan bills that would...


Feb 10, 2016, 18:00 ET Local Governments Stand with the Administration on Clean Power Plan, Renew Support

 The National League of Cities (NLC), on behalf of local leaders across the country, reaffirmed its support for the Obama administration's...


Feb 09, 2016, 10:23 ET Rose Center For Public Leadership Working With Mayor Garcia On Boeing C-17 Site

 The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working...


Feb 04, 2016, 18:24 ET National League of Cities Supports Legislation to Improve the Nation's Water Infrastructure

Earlier today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), John Duncan (R-TN) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Water Investment Trust Fund Act,...


Jan 19, 2016, 07:08 ET Eight Cities Selected to Participate in National League of Cities' Project to Build Financial Inclusion for Families

 The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a diverse cohort of eight cities competitively selected to participate in the Financial...


Jan 12, 2016, 23:19 ET In Final State of the Union, President Obama Supports City Priorities

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a number of policies, successes and challenges over his two terms in office that...


Jan 05, 2016, 11:46 ET National League of Cities Statement Following President Obama's Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

San Bernardino, Calif., Charleston, S.C. and cities and towns across America bear the toll of gun-related violence that has become all too common...


Dec 15, 2015, 15:18 ET City Leaders Applaud Historic Climate Agreement

The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with ICLEI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the World Wildlife fund, sent a delegation of...


Dec 04, 2015, 12:34 ET Cities Applaud Congress on Passage of First Long-Term Transportation Bill in a Decade

 Last night, the U.S. Senate joined the House to pass a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill, representing the first time Congress has...


Nov 07, 2015, 18:15 ET Councilmember Melodee Colbert-Kean Elected President of National League of Cities

Joplin, Mo. Councilmember and former Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the...


Nov 07, 2015, 18:06 ET National League of Cities Announces 2016 Leadership and Board of Directors

 The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2016 leadership and board of directors at the annual Congress of Cities and Exposition in...