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  • November 13, 2014

    Open Data is an Untapped Resource for Cities, According to New Handbook By National League of Cities

    The capture and analysis of data is transforming the 21st Century. As society becomes more data driven, data has the ability to drive the bottom line for private companies and help the public sector to define where and how services can best be delivered. In City Open Data Policies: Learning by Doing, the National League of Cities identifies how cities can take advantage of the opportunities presented by open data initiatives.

  • November 12, 2014

    Negotiation Skills for Public Officials

    The best public sector negotiators know the fundamentals of negotiations. They have not only good “table skills,” but a long terms strategy for achieving their end goal.

  • As winter approaches and cities and towns look to ensure that they are prepared to respond to weather related conditions and emergencies, U.S. Communities, NLC’s national nonprofit government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help get ready for seasonal cold, ice and snow.
    November 10, 2014

    U.S. Communities Can Help Cities Prepare for Winter

    As winter approaches and cities and towns look to ensure that they are prepared to respond to weather related conditions and emergencies, U.S. Communities, NLC’s national nonprofit government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help get ready for seasonal cold, ice and snow.

  • November 10, 2014

    Cities Committed to Marketplace Fairness

    The National League of Cities remains firm in our belief that remote sales tax legislation is good for local businesses and local communities in America. We also stand firm in our position that these are not new taxes, but taxes that are already owed.

  • November 10, 2014

    Five Women Leaders Named Finalists for National Leadership Award

    Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) has named five local officials as finalists for its 2014 Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award. The winner will be announced Friday, November 21 at the WIMG 40th Anniversary Leadership Award Luncheon during the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Congress of Cities and Exposition in Austin, Texas.

  • November 07, 2014

    FCC Rules on Wireless Facility Siting Order

    Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a "Report and Order" that takes steps to increase broadband deployment.

  • November 07, 2014

    Passing an Appropriations Bill: A Must for the Lame Duck Session

    Before the 113th Congress can conclude in late December, it will have to pass an appropriation bill that funds the government for all or part of 2015, or face a possible government shutdown as early as December 12 after the current continuing resolution (CR) expires. Congress has several options to ensure that the government remains open into next year.

  • November 06, 2014

    Cities Congratulate Jerry Abramson on Appointment as Director of White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

    NLC congratulates Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, former mayor of Louisville, Ky., on his appointment as White House director of Intergovernmental Affairs. President Obama chose a local leader with decades of experience who has worked tirelessly as an advocate to make cities better and safer for all residents.

  • November 05, 2014

    Adaptive Leadership for Results

    To achieve results a leader must know the difference between technical and adaptive challenge and be able to implement strategies addressing both. Often times, leaders are unable to push change because they are trying to bring a technical solution to an adaptive challenge.

  • November 05, 2014

    Cities: With Elections Behind Us – It’s Time for Congress to Pass Marketplace Fairness

    Now that the most of the elections are settled, it’s time for Congress to get back to work in Washington and focus on taking action on important legislation like Marketplace Fairness that will help strengthen the local economies in our cities and towns.