Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 16, April 18

Budget Conference Will Cast Long Shadow over Future of Municipal Priorities
House and Senate budget conferees expect to meet this week to iron out differences since the House last Thursday rejected an NLC-opposed motion to restrict House fiexibility to address municipal priorities in conference. The House-Senate decisions...
Capitol Leaders Ready Selves for Coming Health Care Action
When Sen. Majority Leader George Mitchell (D-Maine) pulled himself out of lead contention for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court last week, it sent a clear message that he intends to insure final action by Congress on health care reform legislation...
Cooperation, Not Coercion Will Solve Drinking Water Crisis
With the battle over the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act already underway, my February 10 meeting with the Environmental Protection Agency's Assistant Administrator for Water Robert Perciasepe promised to be more than an opportunity...
EPA Combined Sewer Policy Provides Local Flexibility
EPA Administrator Carol Brownet signed a combined sewer overflow (CSO) guidance on Friday, April 8. The guidance is largely the product of a negotiation process which took place last summer and involved those perceived (local governments and environmental...
Local Governments and the EPA Forge Working Partnerships
Local Govern New initiatives that change the local-federal environmental management relationship are under way, as local governments and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency become active partners in formulating national strategies for environmental...
NLC Leaders Join Clinton in Crime Bill Rally; Federal-Local Collaboration Signals Renewed Partnership
NLC President Sharpe James and other city leaders joined President Clinton on the White House lawn last week, before hundreds of law enforcement officers and city officials, to rally local efforts in support of the crime bill. From more than 115...
Senate Continues Work to Iron out Differences in Drinking Water Plans
This is the last of a three part series explaining major issues of interest and concern to cities and towns in amending the Safe Drinking Water Act. This final segment compares current law provisions on viability and the proposed new drinking water...
Working Together, Communities Enhance Fire Service Efficacy
The NLC Advisory Council is examining the integration of fire service and prevention initiatives into a larger public safety strategy for local jurisdictions. Providing effective fire service delivery is an integral part of creating and/or maintaining...