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Feb 08, 2017, 11:26 ET In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill

In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to...


Jan 31, 2017, 19:05 ET National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Today, in a show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the appointment of Elaine Chao as the 18th Secretary of the U.S....


Jan 26, 2017, 15:37 ET 'Sanctuary Cities' Order Overly Broad, Does Little to Fix Nation's Broken Immigration System

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order yesterday intended to prohibit federal funding to so-called "sanctuary jurisdictions." The...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:47 ET New Report on Smart Cities Released by National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) today released "Trends in Smart City Development," a new report featuring case studies about how five cities –...


Dec 07, 2016, 15:18 ET Cities Welcome Passage of Cures Act, Applaud Opioid Provisions

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which authorizes access to $1 billion of funding to help communities...


Nov 21, 2016, 16:04 ET NLC President Matt Zone Creates Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force

The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president, Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio, launched a new NLC Task Force on Economic...


Nov 19, 2016, 17:03 ET National League of Cities Announces 2017 Leadership and Board of Directors

The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2017 leadership and board of directors at its annual City Summit in Pittsburgh. The membership...


Nov 19, 2016, 16:57 ET Councilmember Matt Zone Elected President of the National League of Cities

Councilmember Matt Zone was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh....


Nov 17, 2016, 17:44 ET NLC Recognizes Communities and Local Leaders for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity through Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized more than 30 cities and counties, and three local leaders for their efforts to improve...


Nov 17, 2016, 14:05 ET City-County Task Force on Opioid Epidemic Provides Strategies for Local Leaders

Today, the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic released a new report called, A Prescription for Action: Local Resolve in Ending...


Nov 16, 2016, 14:52 ET NLC Report: How Cities Can Prepare for the Rapidly Changing Workforce

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its report, The Future of Work in Cities, which examines societal shifts and advancements in...


Nov 10, 2016, 10:43 ET NLC Kicks off Leadership in Community Resilience Program and Announces 10 Participating Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation today commenced its Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP) in Tempe,...


Oct 31, 2016, 10:45 ET National League of Cities Selects San Antonio, Texas for 2019 City Summit

In June, the National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors selected the City of San Antonio, Texas to host its City Summit conference November...


Oct 24, 2016, 17:19 ET Carolyn Coleman Named Executive Director of the League of California Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the League of California Cities (LCC) today announced that Carolyn Coleman will join the LCC as the...


Oct 20, 2016, 19:15 ET City Leaders Say Infrastructure Investment and Strengthening the Economy Are Top Two Issues Clinton or Trump Should Address in First 100 Days

A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers found that infrastructure investment and strengthening the economy are the most pressing issues...


Oct 18, 2016, 14:36 ET New Poll: Local Leaders Pick Infrastructure as Top Issue, Feel Trump and Clinton Are Not Addressing It

A quick poll of America's mayors and councilmembers conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) found that a majority believe that both the...


Oct 13, 2016, 10:50 ET New NLC Report Finds that Fiscal Conditions of U.S. Cities are Strengthening, But Still Recovering from Great Recession

The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 31st annual City Fiscal Conditions report, finding that after a slow recovery from the Great...


Oct 13, 2016, 07:44 ET NLC to Release 2016 City Fiscal Conditions Report Today @ 11 a.m. ET

The National League of Cities (NLC) will release its annual City Fiscal Conditions report and host a panel discussion today (Thursday, October 13)...


Sep 07, 2016, 16:30 ET Study Shows National League of Cities' LIFT-UP Program Helps Cities Recoup Lost Revenue & Families Build Financial Security

 Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released an evaluation report highlighting the positive results of its two-year pilot program,...


Sep 06, 2016, 12:52 ET National League of Cities Announces CHAMPS Initiative in Three States to Provide More Afterschool and Summer Meals to Students

The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), awarded grants to 10 cities in Kansas, Alabama...


Sep 04, 2016, 17:19 ET Cities Applaud U.S. and China for Action on Climate Change

 Following the White House's announcement that both the United States and China have formally joined the Paris Agreement, National League of...


Aug 19, 2016, 15:54 ET City-County Opioid Task Force Continues Work

Continuing its work to battle the devastating toll of opioid abuse across the country, the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid...


Aug 10, 2016, 18:30 ET In Blow to Local Authority, Sixth Circuit Court Reverses FCC Action on Municipal Broadband

 Following the decision issued today by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that reverses the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC)...


Aug 10, 2016, 18:22 ET 105 Cities Meet White House Challenge to Have Police-Community Dialogues

 Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced that 105 cities across the country are hosting...


Jul 27, 2016, 15:53 ET McAllen, Texas Becomes First Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Participant to Earn "All-Star Community" Designation

 The Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) program celebrated a significant achievement today as the City of McAllen, Texas, became...