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NLC News

Jul 19

The good news:  After increasing for more than three decades, we are beginning to see childhood obesity rates fall in some states and communities.  The bad news is that these improvements are not reaching every city, town, and county.

Earlier this month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the White House celebrated important milestones in their efforts to promote children’s…

Jul 19

Welcome to Seattle! Microsoft is proud to be the Host Committee Title Sponsor of the 2013 Congress of Cities.

For years, the Seattle area has been a center of innovation, and Microsoft is proud to call it our home. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the largest software developer in the world and today employs over 41,000 employees in Washington State and 99,000 worldwide. Today, we develop…

Jul 19

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 19, 2013

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Jul 19

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 19, 2013

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Jul 19

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

RISC eNews Blast          

JULY 19, 2013

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Jul 18

Washington, DC - The following statement can be attributed to the National League of Cities' Executive Director, Clarence Anthony:

"We are disappointed that Detroit has to file for bankruptcy today. This is not unexpected, but is unfortunate for the residents and businesses of the community. While the city's eligibility for bankruptcy protection still needs to be approved, bankruptcy…

Jul 15
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

NLC recognizes that the social and political environment is changing and if NLC is to be relevant and effective, it must change with the times. NLC is using a research informed planning process that will develop a three-year strategic plan that:

• Takes advantage of NLC assets;
• Builds a strong brand;
• Aligns services and benefits to the overall mission;
• Promotes…

Jul 15

At the beginning of 2013, President Barack Obama called for a "national conversation to increase understanding about mental health." Last month, the White House hosted the National Conference on Mental Health, which brought together city, state and national leaders with mental health professionals. NLC joined with the White House in calling for a sustained national conversation on mental…

Jul 15

No doubt you've been hearing about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, a key part of the health care law. But you probably still have questions like: What is the Marketplace? Can it really help my constituents get affordable health insurance? What does it mean for small businesses in my community? Well, here are some answers.

Starting this fall, the Marketplace will help people find…

Jul 15

Although prospects for House action on comprehensive immigration reform remain unclear, the House Judiciary Committee has adopted four individual immigration bills which would have a major impact on local governments.

First, The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278, would give states the power to create and enforce their own immigration law as long as they are…