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NLC News

Jan 15

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Congress considers the omnibus appropriations bill to fund the government through September, National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. issued the following statement:

"We urge Congress to act swiftly to pass the omnibus appropriations bill to keep the government funded and functioning over the next nine months. We…

Jan 13

The National League of Cities is now accepting applications from city officials for the 2014 Policy and Advocacy committees.  NLC’s Policy and Advocacy committees develop National Municipal Policy positions for consideration by membership at the annual business meeting during the Congress of Cities and Exposition. These positions form the basis for NLC's advocacy on matters of interest to…

Jan 13

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. today announced his 2014 leadership team for the organization's policy committees and advisory councils. All chairs and vice chairs are appointed by Mayor Coleman to serve a one-year term on NLC's Policy and Advocacy Committees, Member Networking Councils and other NLC advisory groups.

"I look…

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…