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.
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.
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.
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.
This article is the third in a series of four designed to educate NLC members about the Workforce Investment Act.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a comprehensive strategy to rebuild, repair or refurbish 300 playgrounds in communities across Chicago.
Last week, Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris announced HAMP Up, a partnership between the Department of Labor, Treasury and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote the Administration's foreclosure prevention programs.
In a letter to President Obama, Senator Begich and thirteen other Senators voiced their opposition to any effort to change the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds calling any proposal to do so "inappropriate" and "shortsighted."
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to the March unemployment report stressing that unemployment remains a huge concern locally, while pushing for much-needed federal investments in human capital and physical infrastructure.
A recently released NLC report reveals that the basic needs of cities' most vulnerable populations are growing, local employer requirements outpace workforce skills, and high unemployment rates continue to plague cities. The report surveyed city officials nationwide.