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  • April 12, 2013

    Nearly 5,000 Children Receiving Meals After School Due to 11 Cities’ Efforts

    In the past year, 4,885 additional children in 11 cities have received healthy meals at local afterschool programs as a result of city efforts to leverage federal Afterschool Meal Program funding. NLC provided each city with assistance and pass-through grants through a project supported by the Walmart Foundation.

  • During GLBTLO's meeting at NLC's Congressional City Conference in March, a number of topics were discussed which related to membership growth, opportunities for members to lobby Congressional representatives about NLC's legislative priorities, and LGBT issues affecting cities and towns.
    April 12, 2013

    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) Hear from Human Rights Campaign at Conference

    During GLBTLO's meeting at NLC's Congressional City Conference in March, a number of topics were discussed which related to membership growth, opportunities for members to lobby Congressional representatives about NLC's legislative priorities, and LGBT issues affecting cities and towns.

  • In a recent GOVERNING issue brief, “Improving Revenue Recovery”, Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc. (Pioneer), an NLC Corporate Partner, addresses how a professional collections partner can help government agencies balance their budgets and offer assistance in filling the gaps.
    April 12, 2013

    Issue Brief Looks at How Local Governments Can Improve Revenue Recovery

    In a recent GOVERNING issue brief, “Improving Revenue Recovery”, Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc. (Pioneer), an NLC Corporate Partner, addresses how a professional collections partner can help government agencies balance their budgets and offer assistance in filling the gaps.

  • April 11, 2013

    Amtrak to Celebrate Continued Growth; National Train Day

    On May 11th Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, will celebrate National Train Day in cities across the country. Amtrak also celebrates their continued growth in ridership with March of this year becoming the busiest month in the system's 40-year history.

  • April 10, 2013

    Applications Open for 2013 International Awards for Livable Communities

    The objective of LivCom is to develop and share International Best Practice, with the further objective of improving the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of ‘livable communities’.

  • April 10, 2013

    Local Government “Most Trusted” by Americans in New National Poll

    Voters trust local government to address the issues that matter most to them more than any other level of government according to results from a new Mason-Dixon poll for the National League of Cities

  • April 10, 2013

    Cities Disappointed and Frustrated By Muni Bond Cap Proposal in Administration Budget

    NLC expressed disappointment with the Administration's 2014 Budget that included a proposal to cap the amount of municipal bond interest that can be deducted from taxes. Municipal bonds are the primary mechanism utilized by cities to fund their infrastructure investments.

  • April 09, 2013

    National League of Cities Launches Earth Month Webinar Series Today

    In honor of Earth Month, NLC's Sustainability Program is hosting a webinar series highlighting city leadership in sustainability. The series will highlight four communities across the U.S. that have produced innovative programs critical to moving the sustainability conversation forward in their communities.

  • April 09, 2013

    National League of Cities Helps Recognize National Service Across America

    NLC co-sponsored the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 9. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the recognition focuses on AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers who help city leaders every day by managing community volunteers, providing health services, restoring city parks and through countless other acts of service that strengthen cities and towns.

  • April 08, 2013

    Columnist: More Self-Sufficient Cities In A 3-D Printing World

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes about the hype of three-dimensional printing -- a fast-emerging technology that one day may be able to reproduce any object --and how 3-D printing machines could change the future of the world's cities, perhaps dramatically.