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NLC News

Jun 11

Every family should have the opportunity to save for their children’s future, but this is simply not the reality for many low- and moderate-income families.

From left to right: Laura Owens, 'I Have a Dream' Foundation; Heidi Goldberg, National League of Cities, Michael Sherraden, Center for Social Development at Washington University; San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros; St.…

Jun 11
Press Release
Press Release
  • Advocacy

SALT LAKE CITY – More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. In addition to a business meeting for NLC's board of directors, the convening is a platform for members of the seven policy and advocacy steering committees to discuss the organization's federal action priorities and…

Jun 11
  • Economic Development

For more information about the initiative and how to join, please see this fact sheet.

WASHINGTON–In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, the National League of Cities today launched a new initiative that calls on cities to reduce the time it takes to discover and apply for all local, state and federal requirements needed to…

Jun 10

Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined hundreds of service providers, community members and business leaders to announce that the city had built the system necessary to effectively end veteran homelessness.

Mayor Annise Parker discusses how Houston effectively ended veteran homelessness at the official announcement event on Monday, June 1. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Housing…
Jun 08
Press Release
Press Release
  • Communications

Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2015 NLC University Leadership Summit are eligible to apply for a $2,500 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship. The application process is currently underway with a deadline of July 15, 2015. The scholarship recipient can use the award to cover Leadership Summit registration costs and defray travel expenses.

Jun 05
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: EPA Releases Final "Waters of the U.S." Rule Preemption of Local Authority on Internet Taxation Legislation Headed to House Floor Next Week The E-Fairness Hearing That Never Was Supreme Court Rules Motive and Knowledge Not the Same in Religious Accommodation Case New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety Free Webinar:…
Jun 05

Our new report, City Financial Inclusion Efforts: A National Overview, highlights the growing commitment of city leaders to address the financial challenges of their residents.

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Mayors and other city leaders see first-hand how families in their communities are struggling to navigate today’s complex financial systems. They hear from residents regularly about how hard…

Jun 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON—Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great Recession—according to the May jobs report issued today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The pace of growth over the past quarter puts local governments on track to reach their post-recession employment peak by 2019. The National League of…

Jun 05

In this issue:

EPA Releases Final "Waters of the U.S." Rule Preemption of Local Authority on Internet Taxation Legislation Headed to House Floor Next Week The E-Fairness Hearing That Never Was Supreme Court Rules Motive and Knowledge Not the Same in Religious Accommodation Case New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety Free Webinar:…
Jun 04

This post was co-authored with Nicole DuPuis.

Revisit CitiesSpeak monthly to follow our new Sharing Economy blog series. These upcoming blog entries will further explore the ways in which the sharing economy works in different places with guest posts from city and industry leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukY3a2UtHVM

 

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