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  • August 05, 2012

    Columnist: Fiscal Doom for States: Are There Ways Out?

    Neal Peirce discusses the recent blue-ribbon report on finances of the 50 state governments, issued by a task force headed by Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Richard Ravitch, recently New York lieutenant governor and a chief author of New York City's fiscal recovery plan of the 1970s.

  • As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.
    August 03, 2012

    Cities Get Help with Monitoring Abandoned Homes

    As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small concerns are being raised about how to minimize risks abandoned properties can cause.

  • August 03, 2012

    Cities’ Jobs Response: Congress Must Commit to Partnering with Cities

    NLC President Ted Ellis, Mayor, Bluffton, IN, responded to the July jobs numbers saying that the 8.3% unemployment rate is still too high and will only improve with much-needed federal investments in human capital and physical infrastructure and a focus on getting our fiscal house in order.

  • August 02, 2012

    NLC Member Relations Team on the Road

    The NLC Member Relations team likes to get out to visit with member cities as much as possible. Take a look at where we've been and where we'll be traveling in the coming months.

  • NLC's University Communities Council had the opportunity to expand its partnerships and reach by participating at the Annual Meeting of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) in June in Richmond Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky University.
    August 02, 2012

    NLC's University Communities Council Represented at ITGA Conference

    NLC's University Communities Council had the opportunity to expand its partnerships and reach by participating at the Annual Meeting of the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) in June in Richmond Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • July 30, 2012

    NLC Welcomes New Members

    The National League of Cities is constantly expanding its robust membership to bring the most value and opportunity to member cities. Here are the new members that have joined NLC so far in 2012.

  • July 29, 2012

    Columnist: New ‘People Places’ Humanizing the ‘Asian Tiger’ Cities

    Neal Peirce writes from Seoul, South Korea about how 'Asian Tiger' cities may be a model for the developing world.

  • July 27, 2012

    Listening to your Community: The Legacy of Great Leaders

    This article by Carolyn Sawyer is one in a series revolving around the topics that will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Leadership Summit. The program titled, ‘Leadership That Leaves a Legacy’ includes underlying themes of leadership, trust, change, courage and the personal challenges of serving as a leader in local government.

  • July 27, 2012

    NLC Calls on Congress to Allow Cities to Collect Owed Sales Taxes

    Calling for local authority to collect sales taxes owed on internet purchases, NLC and several other associations sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee before its hearing on the Marketplace Equity Act (H.R. 3179).

  • July 27, 2012

    NLC Sponsors New Mutual Bond Insurer

    With the endorsement of NLC, Build America Mutual (BAM) launched today, adding a mutual insurer to the municipal bond market.