NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responded to President Obama's economic speech Tuesday saying, "City leaders stand ready to work with the President and anybody else who is serious about growing our economy and our communities through infrastructure investment, job creation, education, common sense immigration reform, and access to quality and affordable health care."
NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration as part of NLC's annual policy development process. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 23, 2013.
Columnist Neal Peirce writes about the history and future of voting rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision overturning requirements in the Voting Rights Act of 1965,
While in Seattle, Congress of Cities attendees will have the opportuntiy to attend one of two mobile workshops that explore Microsoft: Insight into Making Your City Safer Using the Power of Big Data and Modernize Your City with Connected Citizen Services. Both will offer tours of the Microsoft campus.
NLC responded to the City of Detroit's bankruptcy filing on Thursday, while stressing that Detroit should not be seen as emblematic of cities or as a harbinger of what’s to come.
NLC recognizes that the social and political environment is changing and if NLC is to be relevant and effective, it must change and evolve with the times. NLC is asking members to provide feedback to strategic planning task force by sharing ideas on key strategies using NLC's online feedback tool.
As a result of the recent White House National Conference on Mental Health, planning has begun for "community conversations" on mental health in over 50 communities. These conversations, many of which are being planned by mayors and local elected officials, are meant to help communities decide how they might take action to improve mental health in their families, schools and communities.
No doubt you’ve been hearing about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, a key part of the health care law. But you probably still have questions.
Although prospects for House action on comprehensive immigration reform unclear, the House Judiciary Committee has adopted four individual immigration bills which would have a major impact on local governments.
Columnist Neal Peirce writes about a fresh report from Michigan State University that proposes not just perfromance bonds but an alternative of long-term mandatory insurance policies for cleanup of abandoned properties in cities and towns across America.