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  • Nashville was at a crossroads in early 2009; it needed to address its rising immigrant population. Learn about the city's response, and consider joining the mobile tour on this topic at the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville.
    September 23, 2015

    Engaging New Americans in Nashville

    Nashville was at a crossroads in early 2009; it needed to address its rising immigrant population. Learn about the city's response, and consider joining the mobile tour on this topic at the 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville.

  • September 23, 2015

    20 Cities Convene in Los Angeles for Small Business Summit

    NLC convened more than 50 economic development staff from 20 large cities across the U.S. in Los Angeles Tuesday for a two-day summit dedicated to supporting startups and small businesses and strengthening local economies.

  • September 21, 2015

    NLC President Ralph Becker Announces 2015 Nominating Committee

    National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, has appointed a 15-member Nominating Committee that will be responsible for recommending officers and board members to lead NLC in 2016.

  • September 16, 2015

    National League of Cities Joins First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to Celebrate Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

    The National League of Cities joined First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House today to announce that 500 cities, towns and counties have committed to the five goals in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative since July 2012.

  • September 09, 2015

    White House Acts to Address Climate Change

    Last month, President Obama took two key actions to address climate change committing to reduce carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Through the first-ever national standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plans and a series of executive actions, the president is demonstrating the U.S's commitment to climate mitigation and adaption ahead of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21) climate negotiations in Paris later this year.

  • September 09, 2015

    Cities Support U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to “Step it Up” and Improve Walking and Walkable Communities

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy issues the Step It Up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities today, marking a historic step in ensuring that Americans of all ages and abilities have access to safe and convenient opportunities to be active and move safely throughout their communities.

  • September 02, 2015

    Local Officials Seizing Bully Pulpit on Transportation to Get a Better Deal for Cities and Towns

    When Congress returns in September, transportation advocacy will turn to the House to deliver a bill that maintains the gains in the Senate, and that restores funding to cities and towns under the Surface Transportation Program.

  • September 02, 2015

    New GASB Rule Requires Disclosure of Tax Abatements

    Local governments commonly use tax abatements to attract and retain business and jobs in a community. In exchange for the abatement or agreement by the local government to forego tax revenues, the company commits to making certain investments in a community that contribute to economic growth and development. State and local laws govern the use of tax abatement process, and generally require a transparent process for approving the abatement agreement and compliance by both the local government and the company in filing reports regarding the abatement.

  • September 02, 2015

    Moratorium on Internet Access Taxation Set to Expire

    The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is set to expire on October 1 and NLC is fighting to ensure that any further preemption of taxation of Internet access remains temporary.

  • September 02, 2015

    EPA Clean Water Rule in Effect in 37 States

    Last month, following a last-minute preliminary injunction by a North Dakota judge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Army Corps) controversial Clean Water Rule (also known as the "Waters of the U.S." rule) went into effect in 37 states. The rule aims to clarify which waters fall under federal jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA).