October 17, 2013
After being shutdown for 16 days, a bipartisan deal passed late Wednesday that temporarily reopened the federal government and suspended the nation’s debt limit.
October 3, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) announced today it will hold a conference call tomorrow afternoon to update nationwide city officials on recent developments and its position regarding the federal shutdown.
October 2, 2013
It’s day two of the federal shutdown following an impasse over FY 2014 budget negotiations. Approximately 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed until further notice. Nationwide, parks and museums are currently closed in addition to various federal service agencies. The National League of Cities (NLC) is concerned about the indirect long-term effects an ongoing impasse will have on local economies, tourism, jobs and vital services. NLC held a conference call today informing members it will urge Congress to pass a ‘clean’ continuing resolution (CR) focused on funding the federal government through FY 2014.
September 30, 2013
The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs held a nationwide briefing conference call today to inform national local government officials of shutdown procedures and consequences.
September 24, 2013
The federal government faces a major deadline next Monday, Sept. 30, when the federal fiscal year ends. Several months of negotiations and debates over the FY 2014 appropriations bills have failed to bring Congress any closer to an agreement.
September 19, 2013
The Legislature last week approved SB 99 (Committee on Budget & Fiscal Review), which contained the final version of the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Some additional provisions of the ATP are included in SB 95 and AB 101.
August 30, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced the opening of the application period for 2014 NLC committees.
August 16, 2013
The National League of Cities (NLC) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to offer a webinar on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. PDT.
August 2, 2013
The state’s lead federal health care reform agency will hold several town hall style discussions for community leaders and stakeholders over the coming months.
July 30, 2013
The National Highway Institute will hold a series of webinars next month regarding new transportation laws passed by Congress last year (MAP21).
July 18, 2013
The League of California Cities at its board of directors meeting last week in San Diego adopted nine immigration reform principles developed by the League’s Immigration Reform Task Force.
June 28, 2013
Both the House and the Senate continue to work on FY 2014 Appropriation bills.
June 3, 2013
Cities are encouraged to review two new grant opportunities from Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice.
May 21, 2013
Last week U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) signed onto a House resolution celebrating the history of municipal bonds after being asked to do so by representatives of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials during their joint Capitol Hill lobby day.
May 17, 2013
The Department of Transportation has announced the fifth round of TIGER grant funds.
May 13, 2013
NLC has provided a short update on the Marketplace Fairness Act, municipal bonds, FEMA's three national planning frameworks.
April 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) this week announced grant funds to be awarded to projects with significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. Brief descriptions of each grant program, with links to the various websites, are available to help the application process.
April 22, 2013
Last week, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the motion to proceed to a vote on S. 743, the most recent of three Marketplace Fairness Act bills introduced by Congress this year. Sen. Reid’s action made the bill eligible to be heard on the Senate floor this week.
April 12, 2013
President Barack Obama on Wednesday released his FY 2014 budget proposal.
March 22, 2013
This week, the League issued a support letter for S. 336/H.R. 684, the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require out-of-state merchants to collect use taxes for electronic and mail sales.