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NLC News

Oct 11

NLC Continues to Urge the Feds to Open for Business
Carolyn Coleman, 202.626.3023

As the federal fiscal standoff that has shut down the federal government and threatens an unprecedented default continues, it remains unclear whether the House, the Senate, and the President are any closer to reaching an agreement to end the stalemate.  NLC and city leaders continue to call…

Oct 10

Washington, DC – City officials are beginning to see improvement in city finances, but they remain in the midst of a tenuous recovery from the recession according to a new report from the National League of Cities (NLC). The 28th annual City Fiscal Conditions report shows this improved outlook comes from increased sales and income tax revenue, and improved local economic health.

“City…

Oct 08

The upcoming 2013 National Summit on Your City's Families offers a wide range of opportunities for engagement with other municipal leaders and their community partners in cities across the nation. 

These interactive sessions will begin even before the Summit formally opens, with two-hour peer networking sessions organized around four key topics: education/afterschool, early childhood…

Oct 07

Later this month, from October 31 – November 1, the Obama Administration will host what is being billed as a first-of-its-kind event to connect businesses and investors from around the world with U.S. economic development organizations at the state and local levels.

The SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit aims to save time and money for local governments and international businesses by…

Oct 07

The Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee, led by its chair, San Jose, Calif. Councilmember Pete Constant, met in Savannah, Georgia recently to review current policy and learn from experts about the status of the Department of Homeland Security activities and implementation of FirstNet, the nation’s first high-speed broadband network dedicated to public safety.  

NLC staff…

Oct 07

It’s not much of a leap to guess that you’ve personally been touched by someone with breast cancer. Whether it’s a family member, a friend, a coworker, or one of your residents, this terrible disease has affected countless individuals.

This year, estimates project that among U.S. women there will be 232,340 new cases of breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths.

Although rare…

Oct 07

Phillip Boyle will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, "Dilemmas and Decisions: Practical Ethics for Public Life," at the Congress of Cities conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

Ethics education and training comes in two basic flavors: objective or external, and subjective or internal.

Objective or codified ethics is grounded in ethics…

Oct 07
  • Health & Wellness

Linda Shak will serve as a presenter for the interactive seminar, “Collaboration Multiplier: Working Across Sectors to Foster Healthy and Safe Communities,” at the Congress of Cities on Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

In the face of…

Oct 04

With all of the attention on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some people may not know that millions of children and families are currently eligible for but not enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Although there are provisions in the ACA that will subsidize the purchase of private health insurance coverage through new exchanges, approximately 70…

Oct 03

Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM), the nation's first mutual municipal bond insurer endorsed by the National League of Cities, announced today that the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has approved its license to operate in the State of Florida. With the Florida approval, BAM is now licensed in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Robert P. Cochran, Chairman of BAM,…