National League of Cities Applauds Opioid Funding, Water Infrastructure Improvements in Final Action by Congress

The 114th Congress closed out its term by passing two important pieces of legislation will help local officials combat major issues facing America’s cities. Following House action last week, the Senate passed the FY2017 continuing resolution, which contains $500 million in additional funding to help communities respond to the opioid epidemic, last Friday. On Saturday, the Water…


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 combat the opioid crisis. The bill also provides long-overdue reforms to the mental health and criminal justice systems. The legislation was approved in a landslide by the House of Representatives, and now moves…


7 Tools to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

On April 27, a variety of experts in the public health field provided testimony to the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, which brought together city and county leaders on this issue. Here are the tools they presented to local leaders.