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Nov 18, 2017, 17:05 ET National League of Cities Elects Mayor Mark Stodola as 2018 President

Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, Arkansas, was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2017 City...


Nov 17, 2017, 11:16 ET New Maker Movement Report Helps Cities Unleash Local Creative Economy

A new report out today from the National League of Cities (NLC), Etsy, Recast City and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) provides a roadmap...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:14 ET Cities Condemn Passage of House Tax Bill

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:52 ET Urban Growth Trends and Rise of Tech in Cities Point to Widening Disparities

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released new research on the future of equity that shows that as cities become infused with technology,...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:40 ET NLC President Matt Zone's Task Force Releases Recommendations for Cities to Expand Economic Mobility and Keep the American Dream Alive

In a report released today, 22 esteemed leaders from cities big and small lay out a road map to help mayors, councilmembers and other municipal...


Nov 02, 2017, 14:01 ET New Report Finds Majority of Cities Open to Partnerships with Sharing Economy Companies

New National League of Cities (NLC) research on the innovation economy finds that many cities across the country are embracing sharing economy...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:56 ET NLC: Tax Reform Bill an Affront to Local Control

Today, the leadership in the House of Representatives released details on its long-awaited tax reform plan. As proposed, the bill introduces a new...


Oct 20, 2017, 13:21 ET Mayors of Columbus, Richmond, Salt Lake City and Tucson Selected as 2018 Class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) today announced that mayors from four cities—Columbus, Ohio; Richmond,...


Sep 12, 2017, 11:10 ET New National League of Cities Research Shows Contracting Fiscal Growth in U.S. Cities for Second Year Running

New National League of Cities (NLC) research indicates a potential slowdown in the municipal finance sector as city fiscal growth contracts for the...


Sep 01, 2017, 17:27 ET Cities to President Trump: Save DACA, Focus on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Following reports that President Donald J. Trump may end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, National League of...


Aug 30, 2017, 10:43 ET Beyond Urban vs. Rural: New Report Reveals Five Distinct Local Economies

A comprehensive analysis of local economies released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that 84 percent of cities report their...


Jun 29, 2017, 19:54 ET Cities Condemn Passage of Bill to Punish So-Called "Sanctuary" Cities

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." The legislation broadly attempts...


Jun 27, 2017, 15:00 ET NLC: Senate Health Care Bill is an Unfunded Mandate That Cities Can't Afford

Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate leaders that he intends to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)...


Jun 01, 2017, 16:28 ET Cities Condemn President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

Today, America's city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris...


May 24, 2017, 09:31 ET National League of Cities Reveals Top 10 Issues That Matter to Cities in 2017

A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic...


May 23, 2017, 15:30 ET Trump's Proposed Budget Could Bankrupt Cities and Towns

This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or...


May 04, 2017, 15:14 ET Cities Applaud Congress for Passage of Bipartisan Spending Package

This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September....


May 04, 2017, 15:12 ET Cities Cannot Afford Health Care Bill, Urge Senate to Vote No

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the...


May 01, 2017, 14:29 ET New Partnership Between the National League of Cities and Center for Social Inclusion to Advance Racial Equity

The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in...


Apr 26, 2017, 15:20 ET Cities Applaud Court Injunction Against "Sanctuary Cities" Executive Order

Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from...


Apr 26, 2017, 14:11 ET Local Leaders Testify Before Congress on Unfunded Mandates

Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House...


Mar 30, 2017, 16:44 ET Cities Applaud Trump's Commission on Opioids, But Need Efforts Already Underway to Continue

Last night, President Trump signed an executive order that establishes his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis....


Mar 30, 2017, 09:50 ET 20 Cities Awarded Grants by National League of Cities to Support Afterschool and Summer Meals

The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that 20 cities were awarded grants to create or expand programs providing children with...


Mar 28, 2017, 15:56 ET Cities Will Continue to Fight Climate Change if Washington Will Not

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, a measure that begins the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan,...


Mar 27, 2017, 17:29 ET Cities Respond to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Plan to Penalize "Sanctuary Cities"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with...