The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the fiscal authority of its cities since the start of the recession. The report provides a comparative assessment of local fiscal systems in each of the 50 states, including taxing authority, revenue reliance and capacity, state aid, and tax and expenditure limits.
Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and empower more young people to graduate from high school on time and ready for college and careers.
Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (President of the National League of Cities), Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors), Sen. Curtis Bramble (President-Elect of the National Conference of State Legislators) issued a joint statement.
Doris McConnell, councilmember of Shoreline, Wash. was named the 2015-2016 president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) constituency group at the group's annual meeting at the National League of Cities' (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.
To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances – from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt manageable - the National League of Cities (NLC) will identify best practices for local leaders to incorporate financial capability strategies into municipal youth employment programs.
Tuesday is the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7, 2015!
A look back at the 2015 Congressional City Conference, which took place March 7-11 in Washington, D.C.
The National League of Cities (NLC) and Wells Fargo today announced that a new course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leader’s Guide, will be available for free for the general public. Initially launched last year at the Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas, the course provides city leaders with strategies to successfully address foreclosure in their cities.
NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the importance of transit to local economic vitality.
State and local governments to receive technical assistance to advance Pay for Success projects in early childhood education and youth development.