Local officials have until November 5, 2013 to weigh in on proposed rail safety changes that are intended to make the fleet of new and existing tank cars that carry ethanol and crude oil by rail in North America safer.
NLC’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee is in Pinecrest to discuss resiliency and climate change impacts on south Florida and the response that local communities have taken.
“As we approach yet another fiscal cliff, Congress seems intent on throwing the economy, our communities and the nation’s families over the side," says Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities.
“A government shutdown is bad policy. It’s bad for our communities and families. The consequences will cause irreparable harm to the economy as the uncertainty drives away investments," says NLC Executive Director, Clarence Anthony
"Managing the Municipal Message" is an interactive seminar that will be held at the Congress of Cities on Wednesday, November 13th in Seattle Washington.
The Congress of Cities (CoC) this year will be jam-packed with knowledge building and training opportunities, mobile workshops, networking events and much more.
The NLC Executive Office is now accepting applications for the 2014 NLC Officers and Board of Directors. Applications are due to NLC by Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
NLC will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 1st to dig deeper into what open data is and what role policy plays in its distribution and regulation. Webinar presenters will guide participants through current best practices and lessons learned from experienced municipal leaders and issue advocates.
The IRS issued a proposed rule outlining the types of information employers will have to provide to the IRS so that they can determine compliance with the employer and employee requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Large employers, including cities and towns, will be required to provide a range of information on individual employees.
NLC is urging Congress to not lose sight of the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, H.R. 684, which allows states and local governments to require internet retailers to collect sales taxes owed to them.