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NLC News

Jul 17

In communities across the nation, black men and boys are disenfranchised. Whether one observes the employment market, the education and prison systems, or family success, black men and boys continue to consistently struggle in these areas in comparison to other groups across the country. As a result, city leaders are seeking to address these disparities.

Understanding this reality, NLC…

Jul 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

As part of its annual policy development process, NLC invites all member cities to submit National Municipal Policy (NMP) amendments and resolutions for consideration. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14.

Each proposed policy amendment or resolution should also include a document that provides background on the issue, as well as a discussion of its applicability to local…

Jul 17
Becker and Boxer
Becker and Boxer
  • Advocacy

As the deadline approaches for transportation funding to run out, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveiled the bipartisan "DRIVE Act" (S 1647), the long-awaited Senate proposal for a new long term transportation bill. The DRIVE Act would authorize funding levels for programs supported by the Highway Trust Fund over…

Jul 17
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

In a meeting with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), lead sponsor of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775), last week, Mayor Becker thanked the Congressman for his leadership in putting forth a solution to this issue and pledged the support of cities and towns to…

Jul 17
  • Advocacy
National League of Cities Takes on the Hill, Asks Lawmakers to Support City Priorities


by Tim Mudd

National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently visited the nation's capitol to push for support of two major NLC legislative priorities: the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775) and the DRIVE Act. View the slideshow below…

Jul 17

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…
Jul 16

NLC has two new resources to support city leaders in helping to achieve better youth outcomes and improve public safety. These resources are provided through NLC’s ongoing partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative.

President Barack Obama recently called on city leaders to "make sure that our juvenile justice system remembers that…

Jul 14

A riverbed in southern California lies empty as the region experiences record drought. (Getty Images)

The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities, in partnership with Esri, will host a Resilience Leadership Workshop for communities in southern California. Climate change is a global issue, but its effects and implications are very different at the local level.…

Jul 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

 

Nashville has announced a lineup of high-impact mobile workshops that will feature innovative and successful initiatives at the NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition, Nov. 4-7. Produced by Metro Nashville Government, the mobile workshops will provide NLC delegates a close, inside look at a range of public and public/private efforts that contribute to Nashville's success.…

Jul 09
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the tension and unrest seen in cities such as Ferguson and New York last year, cities have been the focus of societal issues surrounding race, equity and opportunity. Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released the "2015 State of the Cities" report, which found that economic development was the most-covered topic in mayoral "state of the city" speeches…