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  • April 19, 2013

    Senate Takes First Step Toward Immigration Overhaul, Long Road Ahead

    After months of negotiations, the Senate Gang of 8 introduced an immigration overhaul bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, last week. Hearings have been scheduled before the Senate Judiciary Committee and lawmakers hope to have the bill to the full Senate this summer.

  • April 19, 2013

    Senate Working to Reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act

    Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) are drafting legislation that would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), according to Senate staff. NLC has been actively urging the Congress to reauthorize WIA so that it reflects the changing American workplace and the skills needs of employers and employees alike.

  • April 19, 2013

    Senate Ends Consideration of Gun Bill

    On Thursday, April 19, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) pulled S.649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 from consideration by the Senate following three days of heated debate and significant pushback by the opponents of gun safety legislation.

  • Stephen Goldsmith, the former mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City, has launched a new website, “Data-Smart City Solutions,” to help local leaders transform the way government operates.
    April 19, 2013

    Former Mayor Launches New Municipal Data Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School

    Stephen Goldsmith, the former mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City, has launched a new website, “Data-Smart City Solutions,” to help local leaders transform the way government operates.

  • April 19, 2013

    NBC-LEO Foundation Fellows Call for Applications

    The NBC-LEO Foundation Fellows Program is an annual program designed to cultivate a new generation of African American municipal leaders. Applications are now available to apply for this educational and mentorship program.

  • U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance launched a new website this week with improved design and features.
    April 18, 2013

    U.S. Communities Launches New Website

    U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance launched a new website this week with improved design and features.

  • April 18, 2013

    NLC Statement on Wednesday’s Fertilizer Plant Explosion in West, TX

    NLC President Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers responds to Wednesday's explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas: "Today our hearts go out to the entire community of West, Texas who are facing the continued devastation caused by last night's explosion. On behalf of city leaders across the country, we offer our prayers as we grieve with the residents of West, the friends and family of the victims, and Mayor Tommy Mouska."

  • April 17, 2013

    National League of Cities Statement on Introduction of Immigration Reform

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to the introduction of the immigration reform bill in the Senate, and stressed that NLC will be working to make sure the unique needs of our nation's cities and towns are reflected in the bill.

  • April 16, 2013

    National League of Cities Statement on Boston Marathon Bombing

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon saying, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Boston today as the city starts to reconcile the tragic events of today's explosion..."

  • April 15, 2013

    What Would an Ideal Bill Designed to Improve the Workforce Investment Act Look Like According to NLC?

    While NLC strongly believes that the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) must be modernized, there is no need to gut the entire system and replace it with something new. The nation's one stop system established through WIA has shown itself to be responsive to significant demands when it is adequately funded and supported,