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.
The National League of Cities (NLC) will release its third annual Local Economic Conditions Report on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The national survey gauges the drivers of local fiscal health.
NLC's Executive Director, Clarence Anthony, was part of a celebration to announce the second annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The challenge asks residents to show their commitment to conserving natural resources.
NLC's seven policy committees kicked off their annual policy processes last month at the Congressional City Conference held in Washington, D.C. The committees met to focus on key local priorities, including ways that federal programs and policy impact communities and support for innovative approaches to local government challenges.
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.
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.