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  • April 01, 2013

    Columnist: Disaster Strategies: Learning From The World

    Columnist Neal Peirce writes that following Superstorm Sandy, the federal government is stepping up its efforts to compare and learn from other nations that have faced and coped with their own fearsome acts of nature.

  • April 01, 2013

    Why Is the House of Representatives Seeking to Dismantle the Nation’s Workforce Development System?

    The second in a series of four articles designed to educate NLC members about the Workforce Investment Act, outlines how if the SKILLS Act (recently passed by the House) becomes law, the workforce development system as we know it, would come to an end and a new, state-driven system would emerge.

  • April 01, 2013

    NLC Wraps Up its "State of the Cities 2013" Series

    NLC concludes its “State of the Cities 2013” series on our blog, www.CitiesSpeak.org. The series features seven posts analyzing mayors' 2013 State of the City Addresses and found that city leaders used creativity and innovation to create prosperous neighborhoods and communities.

  • April 01, 2013

    Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Takes Off

    In cities big and small and in every state, the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service promises to send a strong message about the important impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in local communities.

  • April 01, 2013

    NLC “Earth Month” Webinar Series Highlights City Leadership in Sustainability

    In honor of Earth Month this April, NLC’s Sustainability Program will be hosting a special webinar series highlighting city leadership in sustainability. This series will celebrate their leadership and innovation during this month of heightened environmental awareness.

  • The Emeryville Center of Community Life will bring together school and community services at one centrally located campus where families will have access to afterschool and recreational opportunities, a library, child care and pre-K programs, health and social services, and college and job training classes.
    March 29, 2013

    City-School Partnership Advances Bold Vision for Center of Community Life in Emeryville, Calif.

    The Emeryville Center of Community Life will bring together school and community services at one centrally located campus where families will have access to afterschool and recreational opportunities, a library, child care and pre-K programs, health and social services, and college and job training classes.

  • March 29, 2013

    Streamline, Save, and Serve: Cities Benefit from Joint Use

    Joint use agreements allow cities to team up with school districts and other partners to maximize use of school buildings, athletic fields, parks, libraries, and other often under-utilized community assets.

  • NLC offers its final, exclusive screening of DETROPIA, followed by an online discussion with filmmaker Rachel Grady on Tuesday, April 16.
    March 29, 2013

    Save the Date (and the Link) for DETROPIA Screening

    NLC offers its final, exclusive screening of DETROPIA, followed by an online discussion with filmmaker Rachel Grady on Tuesday, April 16.

  • March 26, 2013

    State and Local Governments Focus on Pension Funding Policy

    The "Big 7" state and local government associations and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) released Pension Funding: A Guide for Local Officials to provide key facts about public pension plans and a brief overview of which issues state and local officials should address.

  • March 25, 2013

    Municipal Bond Tax Exemption Still Under Attack

    Municipal bonds were front and center in both chambers of Congress last week as Congress and the Administration continue to look for ways to find revenues to reduce the deficit or fund new programs, eliminating or capping the tax exemption on interest earned on municipal bonds remains a viable option to some in Washington.