Following today's confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement.
The National League of Cities applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for joining with the U.S. Senate to strengthen the nation’s workforce system. The bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which the House passed today, will streamline and modernize the nation’s workforce system while meeting the local needs of both employers and employees.
As part of its annual policy development process, NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 8.
Please contact your representatives and ask them to vote against the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, a bill that would strip local governments of the authority to tax Internet access.
The annual Congress of Cities and Exposition is coming together again, and this year’s 90th Anniversary conference is shaping up to be big, bold and perfectly adapted to the needs of today’s local elected officials and staff.
NLC members who are interested in attending the 2014 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship.
As the stalemate over the future of the federal transportation program continues in the House and Senate, in a letter to Capitol Hill, NLC's Executive Director and the Executive Directors of all 49 state municipal leagues continued the push for federal transportation funding.
Thirty local leaders from across the country committed to lead juvenile justice reform in their cities during the Municipal Leaderships for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy.
Mayors Chris Coleman of Saint Paul, Minn., Betsy Price of Fort Worth, Texas and Edna Jackson of Savannah, Ga. gave a briefing to Senate staff on the way mayors are improving educational outcomes and the need for educational reform, including reauothorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Gaps in the “talent pipeline” pose a serious challenge as city leaders strive to develop a robust and innovative local economy.