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NLC News

Apr 22

In this issue:

Advocating for Infrastructure: Sharing Your Transportation Success Stories  Congress Takes Action on NLC Environmental Priorities Despite City Opposition, Senate Includes Federal Preemption in FAA Bill NLC Gears Up for Infrastructure…
Apr 21

Local jails detain 19 times the number of individuals of state and federal prisons combined - but cities have the power to reduce those numbers.

"The time is right for Philadelphia to take major action to keep people out of jail who do not belong there." - Philadephia Mayor Jim Kenny (Getty Images)

In its most recent step supporting city leaders to reform the justice system, the…

Apr 18

Federal immigration measures have a local impact.

NLC has joined an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to consider that, because undocumented immigrants are integral members of our communities, the enjoined deferred action programs protect vital local interests and that, without them, millions of families face the threat of deportation, destabilizing our communities and jeopardizing…
Apr 18

NLC’s YEF Institute has seen committed city leaders across a wide range of agencies use their unique positions in city government to improve the health of children and families in their communities by launching or supporting health insurance outreach and enrollment campaigns.

When residents lack access to preventive care, illnesses can become more serious and expensive to treat over time…
Apr 15

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.

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, this week's featured talk focuses on climate change. As Vicki Arroyo says, it's time to prepare our homes and cities for our changing climate, with its increased risk of…

Apr 15

Merchant cash advance companies typically offer their loans or cash advances to businesses with poor credit with effective interest rates over 100%, shorter payback periods, and daily repayment requirements.

“Access to capital is a priority for small businesses, but it has to be affordable and we need to ensure that businesses understand what programs are available to them and how to…
Apr 15

With more than half the world's population now living in cities (a figure that is projected to increase), the important role cities and their residents play in taking care of the environment cannot be understated.

The Earth Day Toolkit provides resources to help you plan your own Earth Day event. (Kritchanut/Getty Images)

Each year, Earth Day (April 22) marks the anniversary of…

Apr 14

Each quarter, NLC’s Center for City Solutions and Applied Research analyzes local government employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Local governments are on a hiring spree, at least according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. City and county governments added 12,800 jobs in March. A total of 41,900 jobs have been added in the first quarter of 2016.…

Apr 13

What you don’t always hear during national news reports are the stories obscured by facts and figures — the journeys that city leaders have taken to bring their cities from recession to recovery.

We measure economic recovery through a series of numbers: jobs that are coming back, property values recovering, and how many families on food stamps. What you don’t always hear during…

Apr 13

The MacArthur Foundation today announced, as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, it has awarded nearly $25 million in support for ambitious plans to create fairer, more effective local justice systems across the country.

"Cities bear the brunt of a system that too often steals opportunity away from those who need a second chance... we need greater flexibility in sentencing and…