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NLC News

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…

Jul 07
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

WASHINGTON—Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) announced a new initiative designed to improve outcomes during the first five years of life for children in communities across the United States. Through the initiative, NLC and CSSP will work with 16 cities and counties that have demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring young…

Jul 06

Our RFP to participate in one of two Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academies in October is now available. Children connect to nature in all sorts of ways, from outdoor adventure programs to exploring their local park. (photo: Children & Nature Network)

A new movement is taking shape to help children make stronger connections with nature. Cities and their community…

Jul 03
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field! Watch Online: NLC President Becker Talks Climate Resilience July 9 July 13: Startup in a Day Funding Opportunity Deadline Supreme Court Closes Term with Landmark Cases, City Impacts Reminder: Supreme Court Employment Cases Webinar July 15 Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14 Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the…
Jul 03

In this issue:

Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field! Watch Online: NLC President Becker Talks Climate Resilience July 9 July 13: Startup in a Day Funding Opportunity Deadline Supreme Court Closes Term with Landmark Cases, City Impacts Reminder: Supreme Court Employment Cases Webinar July 15 Proposed NLC Policy Resolutions and Amendments Due August 14 Co-Sponsors Needed to Level…
Jul 02
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

Several weeks ago, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775). If enacted, the RTPA will give states and local governments the flexibility to require remote online retailers to collect the sales taxes that are already owed on remote purchases. Closing this online sales tax loophole would not only level the playing field between online…

Jun 26

You can view the first installment of this post here.

The Supreme Court recently ruled on a number of cases that directly affect cities nationwide. (Getty Images)

Same-Sex Couples Now Have A Constitutional Right to Marry

Obergefell v. Hodges will be celebrated and condemned internationally.

In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court held that same-sex…

Jun 25

Our RFP to participate in the upcoming Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy is out now.

Minneapolis will host NLC's Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy this fall. Photo credit: AMB-MD

Despite substantial decreases in juvenile crime rates during the past decade, state and local juvenile justice systems remain in need…

Jun 25
Nashville at Dusk
Nashville at Dusk
  • Communications

Music City is setting the stage for the 2015 National League of Cities Congress of Cities, which will take place at the new Music City Center convention hall in the heart of downtown Nashville, Nov. 4-7.

“Nashville is thrilled to host the National League of Cities. Along with Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and the Metropolitan Council, I look forward to the arrival of our colleagues from…

Jun 23
Press Release
Press Release
  • Transportation

WASHINGTON - Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

"Today we applaud Chairman Inhofe, Ranking Member Boxer and members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for introducing the DRIVE Act, a bill that answers the…