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Aug 29

Read Part 1 of NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony's Reflections on the March on Washington.

On August 28, I had a chance to participate in the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate an event that impacted my life 50 years ago and reminded me why the work we do in cities throughout America is so important. I started my day at the Lincoln Memorial, the hallowed ground where Rev.…

Aug 29
RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

AUGUST 29, 2013

   

Aug 29
RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

AUGUST 29, 2013

   

Aug 29
RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

AUGUST 29, 2013

   

Aug 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NLC has launched a new initiative to assist local leaders in advancing juvenile justice system reforms. NLC will serve as a strategic partner for the Foundation’s highly successful Models for Change initiative.  Additionally, the MacArthur Foundation has announced a new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership.

NLC…
Aug 26
August 28, 1963 was a seminal moment in American history.  Over 250,000 people came to the nation’s capital from all parts of the country and all walks of life for the largest mass demonstration the country had ever seen, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  While I wasn’t there on that historic day, I remember sitting on the floor in my living room with my family watching the March and…
Aug 26
Press Release
Press Release
  • Civic Engagement

National League of Cities (NLC) First Vice President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, MN, announced his plans last week for the appointment process for the 2014 NLC committee and council chairs, vice chairs, and members.

Coleman said he will make the leadership appointments (chairs and vice chairs) in late October or early November in order to have his leadership team mobilized at the…

Aug 26

The Transit Parity Act, a bipartisan bill that was introduced in Congress in June, would ensure that commuters have the same employer provided pre-tax benefits whether they travel by car or by public transportation.   The commuter transit benefit is set to expire in January 2014. Until then, transit riders will receive the same commuter tax benefits as drivers, if this option is offered by…

Aug 26
  • Health & Wellness

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is bringing changes to the way health insurance will be provided to many Americans. As October 1, 2013 (the date open enrollment begins) draws closer, people are likely asking their local elected officials how they can obtain health insurance through the ACA.

The answer is not as complicated as one may think.

To answer this question, local…

Aug 25

How do cities reduce and control -- before they get out of hand -- the challenges they know they'll be facing?

Prevention and invention are the magic words. And increasingly imaginative cities are finding keys, with a fascinating cross-section identified in recent studies by two New York City institutions: the Center for an Urban Future and New York University's Robert F. Wagner…