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NLC News

Oct 02

This is a guest post by Katie McKellar. The post originally appeared in Deseret News.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker kicks off NLC's Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy on Wednesday, October 7, sharing more about SLC Kids Explore and other city initiatives from the eight city teams attending from across the country.

Mayor Ralph Becker announces a new city initiative…
Oct 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

From the opening reception to the closing event, visitors attending the National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities in Nashville, Nov. 4-7, will have a front-row view of the world-class artistry, sounds and performances of Music City.

Oct 01
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

WASHINGTON—At the inaugural Afterschool STEM Summit in Washington this week, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the selection of seven statewide afterschool networks (SANs) to receive technical and financial assistance to host statewide municipal summits on afterschool and expanded learning in 2016. The summits will bring together city leaders and state agency officials to focus on…

Sep 30
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Press Release
  • Economic Development

NEW YORK—A new report released today from the National League of Cities (NLC) reveals that municipal finances have stabilized in the wake of the Great Recession, but the recession's effects are still evident in city budgets across the nation. The 30th annual City Fiscal Conditions report found that fiscal impacts of the 2007 recession are much more substantial when compared to similar…

Sep 29
The Roberts Court refers to the Supreme Court of the United States since 2005, under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts. (Wikimedia Commons)

Ten years ago today, John Glover Roberts, Jr. became the 17th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Roberts Court decisions have affected everyone from average Americans to Guantanamo Bay detainees. But what about state and…

Sep 29

This is a guest post by Gino Campana, councilmember, Fort Collins, Colo.

A family participates in Open Streets 2015 in Fort Collins, Colo. (photo: City of Fort Collins)

It was an honor to participate in a daylong celebratory event at the White House for the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) movement. Together with First Lady Michelle Obama, we celebrated the…

Sep 29

This post is the fifth installment in a series focused on NLC’s Cities and Unequal Recovery report, which highlights the findings of our 2015 Local Economic Conditions survey.

Apprentice working with engineer to inspect manufacturing machinery. (Getty Images)

Economic development consistently ranks as a high priority for local officials across the country. Alongside this priority…

Sep 25
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue:  NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election  Will the Federal Government Be Open For Business on October 1?  Deadline October 14: Apply to Serve on a Federal Advocacy Committee Now  Transportation Advocates Turn Attention to the House  Moratorium on Internet Access Taxation Extended in Continuing Resolution City Leaders Continue to Press for E-Fairness  EPA…
Sep 25
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Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

Stemming from a 2003 court decision, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a timeline for updating its Phase II stormwater regulations regarding the procedures to be used for providing coverage to small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) under general permits.

The purpose of this rulemaking is to fix certain deficiencies that the Ninth Circuit Court…

Sep 25
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  • City Government

Advocates and congressional staff at a meeting in Joplin, Mo.

NLC continues to work with city leaders in urging Congress to take action in support of e-fairness and closing the online sales tax loophole. Hundreds of city leaders, state municipal leagues, business owners, and other allies have reached out to their U.S. representatives in support of…