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NLC News

Jan 10

Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center and a regular contributor to CitiesSpeak.

To have a case before the United States Supreme Court is quite an honor for most lawyers, and Michael Mosley is no exception. On March 4th, Arkansas Municipal League Attorney Michael Mosley will argue a case that he has been working on for almost a decade before the nine…

Jan 09

RISC eNews Blast JANUARY 9, 2014

Data Breach & Cyber Security

Jan 09

RISC eNews Blast JANUARY 9, 2014

Data Breach & Cyber Security

Jan 09

RISC eNews Blast JANUARY 9, 2014

Data Breach & Cyber Security

Jan 06

Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center and a regular contributor to CitiesSpeak.

Perhaps your city is fortunate and has extensive biking and recreational trails.  If so, have you ever wondered, where do bike paths come from? Many bike paths in the country come from abandoned railroad land grants or right-of-way grants and have been converted from “…

Jan 06

In response to a series of recent accidents involving the explosion of railroad tank cars carrying crude oil in North Dakota, Illinois and Canada, lawmakers in Washington, DC are joining local leaders across the country in urging quick federal action.  

Last summer, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) called for public…

Jan 06

What if there was  a space where every person could access the Internet, where unemployed workers could apply online for jobs or health care and where students without computers at home could download their assignments and do research?

Well, nearly every city has one, and it’s called a library.

Today, an estimated 77 million Americans use library computers or digital…

Dec 20
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) has announced the judges for the annual 2014 City Cultural Diversity Awards.  

The City Cultural Diversity Awards Program showcases examples of how cities achieve excellence in diversity. The awards are given to honor community leadership in developing creative and effective programs to improve cultural diversity.…

Dec 20

This article originally appeared on Data-Smart City Solutions.

"Leak the knowledge of the neighborhood into codified systems, like a backward Wikileak. Activate a citizenry."

— Saskia Sassen, MIT senseABLE City Engaging Data 2013

America’s shrinking cities face a tide of disinvestment, abandonment, vacancy, and a shift toward deconstruction and demolition followed…

Dec 20

Now that the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 is set to become law, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have a short window to negotiate FY 2014 funding levels for individual federal programs.  The law allows for an increase of $63 billion in spending above the caps imposed by sequestration for defense and non-defense discretionary programs.  Non-defense discretionary appropriations…