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  • NLC is pleased to announce that TAPCO,  (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), has been awarded a three-year contract to provide traffic control products and solutions through U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative.
    March 19, 2014

    Cities Save on Traffic Control Products with New U.S. Communities Contract

    NLC is pleased to announce that TAPCO, (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), has been awarded a three-year contract to provide traffic control products and solutions through U.S. Communities, NLC's national purchasing cooperative.

  • March 17, 2014

    March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action

    With only 15 days left for Americans to participate in open enrollment through state and federal health insurance marketplaces for 2014 creditable coverage, cities around the country are hosting a Local Officials Day of Action on Saturday, March 22 to help get their residents covered.

  • March 17, 2014

    Unleashing a Community of Innovators

    How can government procure innovation? Even better, how can government get innovation given to it? Challenge platforms such as the General Services Administration's (GSA) Challenge.gov demonstrate a new way for governments at all levels to procure innovative products, services and ideas and build pipelines to deliver these innovations constantly.

  • March 13, 2014

    City-Led Efforts Key to Moving the Needle on Juvenile Justice Reform

    As part of a strategic partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, NLC’s YEF Institute will host a Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy on June 11-13, 2014. NLC has released an RFP to participate, and applications are due April 4, 2014.

  • March 13, 2014

    Cities Applaud Senate on Flood Insurance Affordability Act Passage

    After the Senate passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3370), National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement.

  • March 12, 2014

    National League of Cities Presents ‘President’s Award’ to Rep. Steve Womack

    National League of Cities (NLC) today presented the “President’s Award” to U.S. Representative Steve Womack for his exemplary record of promoting intergovernmental partnerships and his commitment to improving the quality of life in America’s cities and towns.

  • March 12, 2014

    Marketplace Fairness Hearing is a Turning Point to Level Playing Field for Businesses and Local Governments

    National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., released this statement on the March 12 House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue.”

  • March 10, 2014

    Connecting City Hall to Capitol Hill

    More than 1,500 city officials and local elected leaders convened for the Congressional City Conference to focus on and advocate for the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.

  • March 10, 2014

    Help Move Immigration Reform Forward in 2014

    During this week’s Congressional City Conference, local elected officials from more than 100 cities, villages and towns signed on to NLC’s letter to Capitol Hill, calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

  • March 10, 2014

    Cities Partner with U.S. Dept. of Education to Improve Schools Through Early Childhood, Afterschool and Postsecondary Attainment Programs

    Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Department of Education announced the joint signing of a "memo of understanding" (MOU) detailing a plan to strengthen partnerships among federal and local governments, schools, families and other organizations with the goal to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools.