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NLC News

Oct 22
Press Release
Press Release
  • Transportation

WASHINGTON—Earlier today the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), clearing the way for a vote on the six-year, $325 billion surface transportation reauthorization. Yesterday, the National League of Cities sent a letter to committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member…

Oct 21
Press Release
Press Release
  • Public Safety

New cooperative purchasing effort to offer public agencies access to lifesaving medications

WASHINGTON—In conjunction with President Obama's announcement of local, state and federal efforts to address the growing problem of opioid misuse and abuse, local leaders today announced a new cooperative purchasing agreement to expand public…

Oct 20

"Every interaction between police officers and our young people is, or can be, an opportunity for prevention or intervention."  
- Betsy Hodges, mayor, Minneapolis

Decades of evidence support Mayor Hodges' comment. Systems that overuse detention and other harsh corrections methods often make young people more likely to reoffend and in doing so, harm them, their families and their…

Oct 19

Nationwide, members of the Reengagement Network are taking notice of the potential for state policy to support local efforts to increase the high school graduation rate in their communities.

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The impact of state policies on local efforts to reengage students who have left school varies widely. Policies can drive resources to the local level, or aid in the…

Oct 19
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology

WASHINGTON—The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that two companies—BlueLight and Ride Report—received the most votes for their civic tech solutions by more than 20 cities participating in the Multi-City Innovation Campaign. The companies, which were voted best among 10 finalists, will receive funding to launch pilot trials of their solutions in several cities participating in the…

Oct 16

This is a guest post by Lynn Cherry.

(Image courtesy Khalid Rasulli, NSP Country Manager, Sanayee Development Organization)

As the economy continues to improve after the Great Recession, cities across the nation are doing their best to bring their communities back to where they used to be. The continuous devolution of the federal government, ever-increasing demand from the…

Oct 14
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Nashville, known for abundant entertainment, history, dining and cultural attractions, is gaining acclaim as one of the top places in the world to visit.

Nashville has arranged an outstanding lineup of spouse/guest tours for the 2015 NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. While you participate in conference sessions, your guest can choose from an array of tours that will…

Oct 13
  • Economic Development
In ULI Fall Meeting

The Bay Area in California is a great example of how true regionalism can result in the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. By working together, sharing experiences, and combining resources, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are joining forces to ensure that the economy of the region stays strong and continues to flourish. Hear a candid conversation about the…

Oct 13
  • Economic Development

 

Louisville Mayor and Daniel Rose Fellow, Mayor Greg Fischer, asks a panel of experts in city branding a question about how to diversify a city’s brand away from big events (like the Kentucky Derby, which attracts 165k visitors/year.) #CityLab2015 Rose Center Director, Jess Zimbabwe, was also a delegate at the CityLab conference.

Oct 13

This is the sixth post in our blog series on financial inclusion. The series provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post highlights local financial inclusion programming, with a focus on the four most common types of programs.

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Proven, effective financial inclusion programs and services are…