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NLC News

May 10

As a city leader, do you often face problems which require a collaborative approach from the private sector, the nonprofit sector, and state, local, and federal governments? NLCU's upcoming Leadership Summit will teach you how to foster strong, multisector relationships.

The next NLC University Leadership Summit will take place in Madison, Wisconsin, September 28 to October 1, 2016. (Getty…
May 06

Automation has the potential to change the nature of work. Wingham Rowan, the director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, offers a new approach to non-standard labor that accommodates those changes.

If well-executed, centralized databases for the irregular work market can create a pool of highly flexible, motivated workers – an asset for employer attraction, workforce development and…
May 06
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In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment NLC Urges House Action on Brownfields Reauthorization House Poised to Act on Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic Next Week E-Fairness Headed to Supreme Court?  NLC Honors FAST Act Champions Senate Committee Advances Water Resources Bill FCC Releases Final Lifeline Order DOL Paid Leave Analysis Grant Funding Available New Local…
May 06

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in partnership with Rowman & Littlefield publishers, today released "Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America's Schools," a comprehensive new book that provides a rich trove of new ideas and strategies for how to reduce dropout rates and help all young people graduate from high school.…

May 06

In this issue:

Take Action on Infrastructure Investment NLC Urges House Action on Brownfields Reauthorization House Poised to Act on Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic Next Week E-Fairness Headed to Supreme Court?  NLC Honors FAST Act Champions Senate Committee Advances Water Resources Bill FCC Releases Final Lifeline Order DOL Paid Leave Analysis Grant Funding Available New Local…
May 05

With National Small Business Week events taking place across the country, we're sharing a few stories about how cities are supporting small businesses and startups in their communities. If you have a small business story to share, tells us at robbins@nlc.org or @robbins617.

A recent business survey found 59 percent of independent retailers are concerned about rising rental costs.…
May 04

A new South Dakota law may end up determining whether most U.S. residents are required to pay sales taxes on their online purchases.

In March 2015, Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion stating that the “legal system should find an appropriate case for this Court to reexamine Quill.” A new challenge coming out of South Dakota might be just the case Justice Kennedy had in mind. (Getty…
May 03

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we'll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government.

Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it's difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Policy entrepreneur Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the…

May 02

In last Thursday's post, we showed that curfew laws can have unintended consequences. Here are a few steps city leaders can take to ensure the safe and fair application of curfews for minors.

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This is a guest post by Sana Johnson. It is the second of two blog posts on curfew within a broader series on opportunities for municipal leadership in juvenile justice…

Apr 29

Our monthly roundup of the latest news in economic development filtered through a city-focused lens. Reading something interesting? Share it with @robbins617.

Cities that are able to create nimble environments for innovation and skills acquisition can build on their manufacturing assets and adapt to the new needs of advanced industries. (Getty Images)

Cities Drive the Maker…