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NLC News

Jan 22

RISC eNews Blast JANUARY 22, 2014

Data Breach & Cyber Security

Jan 21

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

If you follow the Supreme Court’s docket, one theme from this term is unmistakable:  patent cases.  The Court has taken at least five patent cases (out of less than 70).  But patents don’t worry the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC).  Qualified immunity and protesters…

Jan 21

This year’s Congressional City Conference held March 8-12 in Washington, DC, will feature top voices in today’s political media. The conference will feature Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour, and Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News.

In addition to these speakers, the…

Jan 21

Due to the increased spotlight on recidivism and a growing consensus that children involved in juvenile court are at risk of worse life outcomes, many states and cities are investigating ways to remove children from juvenile court and provide alternative treatments in the community.

One such effort is Baltimore’s diversion program. Formed out of a partnership between the Baltimore City…

Jan 21

Last week, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government for the remainder of FY 2014 and avoids another round of fiscal brinkmanship. The Senate action followed House passage of the bill with a vote of 359-67 earlier in the week.

In a statement calling for the bill’s passage, NLC President Mayor Chris Coleman said, “We urge Congress to act…

Jan 17
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
Congressional City Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

Angelina Panettieri, 202.626.3196

This year’s Congressional City Conference, held March 8-12 in Washington, DC, will feature top voices in today’s political media. The Conference will feature Gwen Ifill, Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NEWSHOUR; and Andrea Mitchell,…

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…