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Mar 31

Playbook Provides City Examples Ranging from Early Childhood to Postsecondary Success

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families, in collaboration with the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council), today released the YEF Council Education Playbook, a compendium of 27 specific action steps…

Mar 30

First-hand knowledge of the pain caused by broken communities, combined with a theology of reconciliation, means that the faith community can play an increasingly important role in helping to effect police/community trust.

Faith communities can not only help bridge the gap between police and an increasingly distrustful public, they can show the public that, behind their uniforms, police…
Mar 29

In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision upholding the legality of collective bargaining service fees for public sector employees who aren’t union members.

In the 1977 case Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, the Court held that “fair share” service fees for public sector employees are legal. This morning’s ruling upheld that view. (Getty Images)

Mar 29

The one-day event will provide a platform for America’s mayors to share their “big ideas” that are driving economic resilience within their communities.

On April 15th, the National League of Cities will convene in Miami Beach for an interactive dialogue with mayors who are deeply committed to moving our country forward by taking bold steps at the local level. (Getty Images)

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Mar 29

WASHINGTON—At a time when much of the nation's transportation infrastructure is in dire need of maintenance, repair and replacement, cities call on the federal government to support local transportation projects that serve to expand equity and economic opportunity throughout America. Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced three core principles that will guide federal…

Mar 25

With Congressional action on drones just around the corner, here are three things you should know about the current landscape of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The FAA has issued more than 2,600 exemptions to allow commercial operators to fly in the National Airspace System. (Getty Images)

Imagine you and your family are trying to enjoy a Labor Day parade while twenty drones buzz…

Mar 25

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.

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Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did,…

Mar 25
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Tell Your Senators: Stand with Flint and Cities NLC Joins House and Senate Champions to Support CDBG Senate Seeks Drone Regulations that Preempt Municipal Governments FEMA Proposal a Disaster NLC Calls for Flexibility in Stormwater Rulemaking NLC Tells the House to Say No to PEPTA $2 Billion Available for Transportation Infrastructure Projects  FAST Act Grant Funding…
Mar 25

These are the key recommendations to help your city grow the maker movement.

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This is an excerpt from NLC's report, The Maker Movement. The report was created in partnership with the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University.

The maker movement has great potential to alter the very fabric of business and manufacturing in cities…

Mar 25

In this issue:

Tell Your Senators: Stand with Flint and Cities NLC Joins House and Senate Champions to Support CDBG Senate Seeks Drone Regulations that Preempt Municipal Governments FEMA Proposal a Disaster NLC Calls for Flexibility in Stormwater Rulemaking NLC Tells the House to Say No to PEPTA $2 Billion Available for Transportation Infrastructure Projects  FAST Act Grant Funding…