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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

This is a guest post by Denver councilmember Mary Beth Susman. This post is the first installment of a new blog series that examines how the sharing economy is developing in different cities.

Statistics show about 2000 dwellings in Denver listed on various short-term rental websites - a sign that the sharing economy in Denver is booming. (Juli Scalzi/Getty Images)

Exciting…

Jul 02

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 26

This is a guest post by Katie Swenson and Tom Osdoba.

Photovoltaic cells cover the facade of a green apartment building in Berlin, Germany. The photovoltaic cells replace the conventional facade slabs and produce around 25,000 kWh of solar-generated electricity a year, which is then fed into the public grid and offsets the energy consumption of the building. This also helps to reduce…

Jun 26

This is a guest post by Les Richmond.

Understanding the new rules will enable your community to improve its long-term financial strength, and will also put you ahead of the curve in preparing for additional accounting changes for retiree health benefit plans that are coming in a few years. (Getty Images)

New public sector pension accounting rules that take effect for fiscal years…

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
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  • 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…