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  • June 17, 2013

    Columnist: Less-harmful Shale Development: Ohio's Big Experiment

    Columnist Neal Peirce looks at whether Ohio can use the new shale-gas drilling technology to deliver thousands of jobs, revive depressed industrial zones, spark new high-tech industries, feed state coffers -- and still not mess up its countryside, imperil water supplies and possibly release dangerous amounts of methane gases.

  • June 17, 2013

    NLC Urges Senate to Move Forward with Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

    National League of Cities (NLC) president Marie Lopez Rogers and the presidents of several of NLC's sister organizations sent a letter to Senate leaders last week urging them to move forward with reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) as quickly as possible, and to subscribe to several principles when doing so.

  • June 17, 2013

    Congress Resumes Immigration Debate While City Leaders Focus on Local Impact

    While Congress resumes the debate over immigration reform, city leaders focused on the need for reform in their cities and the positive impact on local economies that common sense reform would bring to their communities.

  • June 17, 2013

    Confused About Pension Contributions? Let NASRA Help

    As part of its ongoing efforts to help elected officials better understand their obligations under state and local public pension laws, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators or NASRA again produced a very timely and handy one-pager designed to help elected officials stay on top of their pension contributions.

  • June 17, 2013

    Senate Moves to Undo No Child Left Behind

    On June 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to move Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-IA) "Strengthening America's Schools Act" out of committee by a 12-10 party line vote. The measure, which substantially revamps No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, underwent a highly partisan markup in committee.

  • NLC is partnering with ICLEI-USA on the Reslient Communities for America Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to mobilize U.S. mayors, other local elected officials and leaders to address our nation’s climate, energy and economic challenges in order to create more resilient cities, towns and counties.
    June 17, 2013

    Resilient Communities for America Campaign Launches to Mobilize Local Elected Officials

    NLC is partnering with ICLEI-USA on the Reslient Communities for America Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to mobilize U.S. mayors, other local elected officials and leaders to address our nation’s climate, energy and economic challenges in order to create more resilient cities, towns and counties.

  • June 17, 2013

    45 Top Mayors Commit to Creating More Resilient Cities in Response to Extreme Weather, Launch National Campaign

    Forty five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme weather and energy challenges that threaten communities across the country. The "Inaugural Signatories" of the Resilient Communities for America Agreement letter pledged to take cost-effective actions to prepare and protect their communities from the increasing disasters and disruptions fueled by climate change.

  • The 2013 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship application process is currently underway; the application deadline is July 15, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,500 to attend NLC's 21st Annual Leadership Summit, Leading to Yes: Focusing on Strengths and Finding Common Ground, in Savannah, Georgia.
    June 14, 2013

    Scholarship for 21st Annual Leadership Summit

    The 2013 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship application process is currently underway; the application deadline is July 15, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,500 to attend NLC's 21st Annual Leadership Summit, Leading to Yes: Focusing on Strengths and Finding Common Ground, in Savannah, Georgia.

  • June 13, 2013

    NLC Launches New Peer2Peer Program

    NLC launches a new program called The Peer2Peer Network to facilitate relationships between seasoned elected officials and those new to office or to the organization. Besides building valuable professional relationships, the program offers another way to deepen participation with NLC.

  • June 11, 2013

    Unequal Pay Is a Community Issue

    On Monday, NLC attended an event at the White House celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.