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NLC News

Oct 23

Cities across the country have latched onto Richard Florida’s musings about the Creative Class — a group that includes both artists and engineers — and embarked on large scale development projects aimed at attracting this portion of the workforce. Last year for my senior thesis, I constructed a research project that would begin to answer the question: How do cities successfully attract…

Oct 23

When it comes to new forms of shared-use mobility – including bikesharing, carsharing and ridehailing – no one stands to benefit more than our nation’s cities.

Shared-use mobility works differently in every city. One of the truly innovative aspects of cities is their ability to experiment and develop unique, locally-driven solutions to new challenges. (image: National League of Cities…

Oct 23
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Cities Commend House Transportation Committee on Markup of Highway Bill  NLC Conference Delegates to Vote on Changes to NLC National Municipal Policy in Nashville  Stand Up for Cities Before the Next Presidential Debate  House Legislation Would Include Municipal Securities As HQLA Senate Blocks Sanctuary Policies Legislation  SLLC Files Ohio Supreme Court Amicus Brief Arguing…
Oct 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

A robust line-up of speakers and sessions that feature inspiring keynote addresses, skill-building seminars, innovate learning approaches, mobile workshops, and great opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country are in store for the thousands of city leaders who will descend upon Nashville, Tennessee, on November 4 - 7 to attend NLC's Congress of Cities conference. In…

Oct 23

In this issue:

Cities Commend House Transportation Committee on Markup of Highway Bill  NLC Conference Delegates to Vote on Changes to NLC National Municipal Policy in Nashville  Stand Up for Cities Before the Next Presidential Debate  House Legislation Would Include Municipal Securities As HQLA Senate Blocks Sanctuary Policies Legislation  SLLC Files Ohio Supreme Court Amicus Brief…
Oct 22
  • City Government

The National League of Cities' (NLC) Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the conclusion of the Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. All direct member cities are entitled to vote at this meeting. Based on population as of the 2010 Census, each member city casts between one and twenty votes. 

To be eligible to cast a city's…

Oct 22

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

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.

(Getty/XiXinXing)

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…