• December 14, 2012

    NLC Member Councils Wrap Up the Year with Productive Meetings in Boston

    The four member councils for the National League of Cities held meetings at the Congress of Cities to discuss the various issues that affect their respective communities and helped to set the future agendas for their work within NLC.

  • December 14, 2012

    Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Offers Condolences to Newtown

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, released a statement in response to today's school shooting in Newtown, CT. Rogers said, "I am horrified and saddened by today's tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. On behalf of city leaders from across the country, I wish to express our condolences to the victims and their friends and families."

  • December 13, 2012

    New NLC Online Store Kicks Off With Free Shipping

    NLC's online store, ShopNLC, has been re-launched on a new and improved website. Visit the store and enjoy free shipping on items ordered during the month of December.

  • December 13, 2012

    New Military Communities Council Discusses Needs of Veterans with Disabilities

    During the Congress of Cities in Boston, NLC announced that the Military Communities Peer Network will become the Military Communities Council. For nearly two years, the group has met informally to discuss a variety of subjects unique to cities with large military footprints.

  • December 12, 2012

    NLC Leaders Meet With President Obama On Fiscal Cliff

    Leaders of the National League of Cities (NLC) visited the White House to hear from President Obama on the local implications of the "fiscal cliff" and the need for swift action. NLC leadership urged administration officials to support a balanced approach to deficit reduction that includes targeted spending cuts and revenue enhancements.

  • December 10, 2012

    Columnist: Beyond The Fiscal ‘Cliff’: Remaking Federalism For Results

    Neal Peirce discusses ideas that look beyond the fiscal cliff for how to re-stoke the national economy by stimulating the best initiatives happening at the state, regional and city levels.

  • December 10, 2012

    Cities Develop New Strategies for Reengaging Dropouts, Boosting High School Graduation Rates

    City, school and community leaders from 17 cities gathered in Denver last week to share ideas and lessons learned in the development of “reengagement centers,” one of the newest and most exciting models for helping dropouts come back to school and thereby boosting high school graduation rates.

  • December 10, 2012

    Supreme Court Expands Scope of Takings Clause

    The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision this week in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States expanded the definition of a taking of property, opening the door for increased claims against local and all other levels of government.

  • December 07, 2012

    Senate Fails to Act on Authority for Cities to Collect Sales Taxes

    An effort by three U.S. Senators to include a version of the Market Place Fairness Act as an amendment to a military spending bill failed last week.

  • December 07, 2012

    National League of Cities Recognizes Long-Time Staff for Service to Cities

    At the annual Congress of Cities conference in Boston, MA this year, the NLC presented its John G. Stutz award to individuals who have served a total of 25 years of more on the staff of a state municipal league, state league risk pool, or NLC.