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NLC News

Jun 26

WASHINGTON--Elected officials from the National League of Cities (NLC) expressed alarm to members of Congress for cutting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding today at a press conference in Washington. A delegation of mayors and city council members from across the country voiced their support for the 40 year-old CDBG program, citing it as one of the most effective federal programs…

Jun 24

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series of quarterly reports to the membership from Clarence Anthony, NLC's Executive Director.

When I look back at my first six months as Executive Director, I judge the progress of the organization on whether we are being bold and effective in our federal advocacy, providing substantive assistance to city leaders to improve outcomes for…

Jun 24

Seattle is called the "Emerald City" for a reason. Seattleites are some of the greenest-thinking city dwellers in the nation, and its local government's actions reflect those environmentally-focused values.

As you commute through Seattle for this November's NLC Congress of Cities, you'll spot electric vehicle charging stations on both private and public property, see the City's motor…

Jun 24

Last week, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 1947), the "farm bill," went down in defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 195-234, when 62 Republicans joined 172 Democrats in voting against the bill. The bill establishes important federal farm, food and rural policies that affect the environment, economic growth and public…

Jun 24

If the national economy isn't stimulating enough jobs for millions, how can mayors, business and other metro-area leaders figure out routes to decent-paying jobs for more of their people?

A bunch of "scholars with a heart," looking for the opportunities in a project on building resilient regions funded by the MacArthur Foundation, recently appeared at Washington's Urban Institute to…

Jun 24
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Raleigh was presented with a U.S. Communities Customer Appreciation Award for supporting cooperative purchasing and utilizing multiple U.S. Communities contracts over the past three years and purchasing more than $3 million of products and services since joining the program. The city has saved significantly on electrical supplies, auto parts, furniture, public safety equipment and other…

Jun 24
  • Economic Development

Las Vegas, NV - Working to recover jobs lost since the Great Recession, the nation's local officials said today that two federal proposals are standing in the way of their economic development efforts: a 50% cut in CDBG funding and the elimination or curtailment of the tax exemption for municipal bonds. Both CDBG and municipal bonds are key economic tools that local governments deploy to…

Jun 21

Municipal leaders and their community partners are invited to register for NLC's 2013 National Summit on Your City's Families, which will be held November 12-14 in Seattle, in conjunction with and immediately preceding NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition.  Local leaders have the opportunity to participate in both events, and can register now on the NLC website.

Network with Peers. …

Jun 21

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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June 21, 2013

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Jun 21

RISC eNews Blast for March 16, 2012                          

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June 21, 2013

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