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NLC News

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

 

When people want something, they…

Jun 04
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON - Mayors and other city leaders know that many low-income families frequently face the kind of financial challenges - inability to pay all of their monthly bills, lack of savings to cover unexpected expenses - that can threaten their well-being and undermine local economic development. These challenges leave many families in a position where even one setback, such as a sudden…

Jun 03
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development
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A drone drops a package at your door. A driverless car takes you to work. What's powering #SharingCities?

Posted by National League of Cities on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

 

WASHINGTON - The growing sharing economy is impacting cities as innovative companies are providing improvements to service efficiency and on-demand information. The National League of Cities…

Jun 01

This is a recap from Big Ideas for Small Business, NLC’s national peer network helping local governments accelerate effort to support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. To learn more, email robbins@nlc.org.

1 Million Cups is currently operating in over 70 cities, and plays a key role in helping communities create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports local start-ups. (…
Jun 01
Customer Appreciation Award
Customer Appreciation Award
  • Finance

The National League of Cities is pleased to have joined the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) in recently honoring the cities of Richmond, Calif., and Stockton, Calif., for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing.

The cities were each presented with a U.S. Communities Customer Appreciation Award last month for supporting…

Jun 01
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing
  • Economic Development

WASHINGTON-Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city. Today's historic announcement comes one year after Mayor Parker accepted First Lady Michelle Obama's Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. Houston's achievement builds on…