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  • April 11, 2014

    Mayors from Across U.S. Convene in Chicago to Discuss the Next ‘Big Ideas For Cities’

    Ten mayors from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago today to speak at “Big Ideas for Cities,” an event presented by the National League of Cities and the University of Chicago that featured mayors from around the country offering compelling talks on ideas, initiatives and innovations that can make a dramatic difference to the future of our cities.

  • April 07, 2014

    NLC Supports PACE Legislation

    The recently-introduced Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Assessment Protection Act (H.R. 4285) would allow state and local governments to develop and implement residential PACE programs to finance the purchase and installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits.

  • April 07, 2014

    Transportation Reauthorization Debate Highlights Critical Role of City Leaders

    With federal legislation authorizing surface transportation programs expiring on September 30, House and Senate leaders have begun discussions on how to renew the current program in light of transportation revenue shortfalls.

  • April 07, 2014

    MSRB Outreach Campaign Highlights EMMA’s Tools for State and Local Governments

    The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is engaged in a national, multi-year campaign to increase its outreach to state and local governments that issue municipal securities.

  • April 07, 2014

    Report Urges Communities to Think Differently, Act Now to Ensure All Children Reach their Potential

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation's report compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level. NLC joins with the Foundation in calling for more targeted investment of resources to improve outcomes for children of color.

  • April 03, 2014

    National League of Cities Supports New Markets Tax Credit Extension

    National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement on the New Markets Tax Credit Extension (H.R. 4365) legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today.

  • April 01, 2014

    National League of Cities Supports Annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

    The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the start of the third annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a community service campaign to encourage cities nationwide to be more mindful of the water they use. The annual program, held during Earth Month (April 1-30), encourages elected officials to inspire their cities’ residents to make pledges and support water conservation efforts.

  • March 31, 2014

    More than 1,750 Mayors Unite to Recognize Impact of National Service

    More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow.

  • March 28, 2014

    APAMO Elects New Board of Directors

    The Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) held its Business Meeting on Monday, March 10, during the Congressional City Conference. A key item at this year’s meeting was the election of the group’s 2014 Board of Directors.

  • March 27, 2014

    Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards by June 15

    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) announced last week that they would not delay implementation of GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions.