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NLC News

Jul 31

With both the House and the Senate adjourning for the August recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, September 11. When Congress reconvenes on September 8, they will face deadlines to pass spending bills to avoid a government shutdown on October 1, raise the debt-ceiling to avoid a government default, and to reach agreement…

Jul 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Transportation

WASHINGTON—Following the passage of Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236), which includes a three-month extension of federal transportation funding, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, released the following statement:

"Today,…

Jul 30
Press Release
Press Release
  • Technology

WASHINGTON—Today the National League of Cities (NLC) and Next Century Cities (NCC), in partnership with Google Fiber, announced a new program to celebrate city-led efforts to bridge the digital divide. The first-ever "Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards" will recognize city governments who are leading successful approaches to tackle barriers to internet adoption. Winners will be announced…

Jul 28

Do we really know our kids well enough to serve them well? If not, how do we build local partnerships and systems that make it possible to share sensitive and confidential information about young people while still protecting the privacy rights of parents and children?

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Over the course of four decades working to keep young people safe and helping them to…

Jul 28

This is the second post in a new blog series on financial inclusion. The series explains what financial inclusion is and provides examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts. This post focuses on the role of city leadership in using financial inclusion to help strengthen and provide a safety net for struggling families.

Boston Mayor…

Jul 22
  • Finance

The National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to join U.S. Communities in announcing that Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide public sector consulting services through the innovations solutions solicitation. This contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation process conducted by a lead public agency in Fairfax County, Virginia…

Jul 20

This post was co-written by Courtney Coffin. Courtney is the senior associate for financial inclusion in the NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.  

This is the first post in a new blog series on financial inclusion. This series will explain what financial inclusion is and provide examples and action steps to help city leaders start or strengthen financial inclusion efforts…

Jul 20

This post was co-written by Signe Anderson.

Increasingly, city governments are partnering with local anti-hunger organizations to reduce child hunger and improve children’s health.

Columbus, Ohio's Make Summer Count program provides safe places for youth to get free nutritious meals. This summer, children can access these meals through the Columbus Recreation and Parks…

Jul 20

The earliest years of life are critical to a child’s development. High-quality education and development for children from birth to age five not only promotes physical and social-emotional health and a strong foundation for success in school and life, it also helps build strong local economies and thriving communities.

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Communities across the…

Jul 17
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: E-fairness Gains Momentum; More Local Voices Needed  National League of Cities Leadership Goes to the Hill to Make the Case for Transportation Funding  FY 2016 Spending Bills in Doubt Labor Department Proposes Changes to Overtime Rules  Senate Finance Working Group Report Maintains Status Quo For Tax Exemption  Following Supreme Court Decision on Fair Housing, HUD Finalizes…