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  • April 20, 2015

    Greenbelt, Md. Mayor Emmett Jordan Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty

    The National League of Cities joined the Environmental and Energy Study Institute and the American Public Transportation Association on "Stand Up for Transportation Day" for a Capitol Hill briefing about the looming expiration of the Transportation Bill, and the potential consequences for cities.

  • April 17, 2015

    NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee

    The National League of Cities was recently invited by Senator Michael Bennett to serve on the Infrastructure, Community Development and Energy working group established by the Senate Finance Committee as it begins to examine the federal tax code.

  • April 13, 2015

    Member Spotlight: Councilmember Bill Peloza, Auburn, Wa.

    In this member spotlight, Auburn, Washington Councilmember Bill Peloza tells NLC of his dedication to civil service and his desire to make his "community a better place to connect with each other."

  • April 13, 2015

    Report: Cities Need States to Provide More Authority to Collect Revenue

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits.

  • April 09, 2015

    Phoenix Community Conversation to Focus on High School Completion and Postsecondary Success

    Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.

  • April 09, 2015

    Joint Statement Supporting Bipartisan Approach to e-Fairness

    F​ollowing a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President­-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement.

  • April 08, 2015

    Doris McConnell Elected President of Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials

    Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • April 07, 2015

    NLC Launches Project to Incorporate Financial Capability into Local Youth Employment Programs

    To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances – from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs.

  • April 06, 2015

    Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

    Tuesday is the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015!

  • March 18, 2015

    Advanced Foreclosure Course For City Leaders Offered Free by NLC University and Wells Fargo

    The National League of Cities (NLC) and Wells Fargo today announced that a new course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leader’s Guide, will be available for free for the general public. Initially launched last year at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, the course provides city leaders with strategies to successfully address foreclosure in their cities.