“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.
NLC calls on local officials to take action to protect the bonds that cities rely on to finance infrastructure projects, create jobs and keep residents' taxes lower.
Former NLC President Kathie Novak has joined the speaker line-up for the 21st Annual Leadership Summit, to be held this year on September 26th-28th, in Savannah, Georgia.