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  • December 10, 2012

    Supreme Court Expands Scope of Takings Clause

    The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision this week in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States expanded the definition of a taking of property, opening the door for increased claims against local and all other levels of government.

  • December 07, 2012

    Senate Fails to Act on Authority for Cities to Collect Sales Taxes

    An effort by three U.S. Senators to include a version of the Market Place Fairness Act as an amendment to a military spending bill failed last week.

  • December 07, 2012

    National League of Cities Recognizes Long-Time Staff for Service to Cities

    At the annual Congress of Cities conference in Boston, MA this year, the NLC presented its John G. Stutz award to individuals who have served a total of 25 years of more on the staff of a state municipal league, state league risk pool, or NLC.

  • December 07, 2012

    Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Creates an Impetus to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ said November's unemployment report "shows the country moving in the right direction, though with too slow of a pace. This slow growth is reason enough to explore every possibility to avoid the fiscal cliff. Local officials have dealt with increased demands and tight budgets for years. They have found ways to act as prudent managers and make the necessary investments in their communities. It is time for Congress and the Administration to do the same."

  • December 06, 2012

    Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Accepts Nomination for NLC President

    Read excerpts from Avondale, AZ Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers' acceptance speech for the position of NLC President on December 1, 2012 at the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Boston.

  • The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems.  A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations.
    December 05, 2012

    How Technology is Opening Doors of Innovation in Cities

    The demographics of cities are changing in ways that require faster information and quicker solutions to problems. A younger, more mobile constituency base has a very different level of expectation from governments than previous generations.

  • Youth have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the U.S. labor market than at any time since the 1950s, according to a new KIDS COUNT policy report published today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
    December 03, 2012

    KIDS COUNT Report: 6.5 Million Youth and Young Adults Neither in School Nor Working

    Youth have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the U.S. labor market than at any time since the 1950s, according to a new KIDS COUNT policy report published today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

  • December 03, 2012

    Conference Speakers Offer Inspiring Messages to City Leaders

    Innovation and humanity were resounding themes imparted to attendees at this year’s Congress of Cities and Exposition Opening General Session which took place in Boston last week.

  • December 03, 2012

    Columnist: Sketching The Map Of The 'Walkable City'

    Neil Peirce discusses the new book "Walkable City" and supports the book's argument that rich rewards await cities who can create more walkable environments: cities that move to tame traffic and put pedestrians first, create attractive streetscapes, mix uses, foster smart transit, and create unique, quality places.

  • December 03, 2012

    NLC Membership Approves 2013 NLC Policy Positions at Boston Conference

    As NLC's 89th Congress of Cities and Exposition drew to a close, NLC voting delegates -- representing more than 900 credentialed votes -- ratified changes to the organization's National Municipal Policy that will guide the organization's federal advocacy with Congress and the Administration for the year ahead.