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NLC News

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

National League of Cities CEO & Executive Director Clarence Anthony, seen here speaking at NLC's Congressional City Conference in March. (Jason Dixson)

The tragedies that have occurred in Ferguson, New York City, Baltimore, and other communities throughout America have rightly sparked conversation about the social, cultural, racial and economic factors that affect the everyday lives…

Jun 08

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 07

This is a guest post by Thomas M. Larned. This post is the first entry in a two-part series regarding efforts to reform policing practices in response to a growing divide between police officers and the communities that they protect and serve.

Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), a TV character from the 1960s that embodied many of the ideas associated today with community-oriented…

Jun 07

This is a guest post by Jack Calhoun. The post originally appeared here.

Firefighters work to extinguish street fires in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., August 1965. The historic Watts riots occurred after neighborhood residents watched two white officers scuffling in apprehending a suspected black drunk driver. (image courtesy atlantablackstar.com)

Author’s note:…

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

Many early childhood care and education centers are small organizations, often with just one person managing both the educational direction of the center and the day-to-day business operations. These dedicated individuals are also frequently being asked to do sophisticated work with curriculum development and evaluation, often on a shoestring budget.

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NLC staff…

Jun 05

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:…