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NLC News

Mar 16

This is a guest post by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

The first HubHacks Challenge was held to design a better online permitting process for the city of Boston. (Photo: Dave Levy)

Since my first day in office, I have committed to making sure that small businesses throughout Boston have all of the tools they need to succeed, contribute to the city’s economy, and provide…

Mar 16
Pay for Success
Pay for Success
  • Finance

State and local governments to receive technical assistance to advance Pay for Success projects in early childhood education and youth development.

Pay for Success (PFS) is an innovative contracting and financing model intended to help local governments scale effective human service programs. PFS leverages philanthropic and private dollars to fund services up front. If the program…

Mar 16
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Panel of Experts from Eight Cities to Advise Seattle as Part of Yearlong Fellowship Program

SEATTLE - The Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to help the city attract investment to…

Mar 14

This is a guest post by Leon Andrews.

REAL Talk Town Hall panel members listen as NLC Second Vice President and Cleveland, Ohio, Councilmember Matt Zone discusses relationships between Cleveland police and community members.

National League of Cities President and Salt Lake City, Utah, Mayor Ralph Becker today announced the launch of a new NLC program, the REAL (Race, Equity And…

Mar 13
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: President Obama to Cities: "You're Part of the Reason Why America is Coming Back" Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 Policy and Advocacy Committees Prepare for a Packed 2015 Agenda City Leaders Hold Infrastructure Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, White House New Initiative Focused on Race, Equity and City Leadership Launches with ‘REAL' Talk…
Mar 13

In this issue:

President Obama to Cities: "You're Part of the Reason Why America is Coming Back" Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 Policy and Advocacy Committees Prepare for a Packed 2015 Agenda City Leaders Hold Infrastructure Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, White House New Initiative Focused on Race, Equity and City Leadership Launches with ‘REAL' Talk…
Mar 12
Press Release
Press Release
  • Youth & Family

Dear NLC Members,

It was a pleasure joining you this past Tuesday at the 2015 NLC Congressional City Conference. As I mentioned, I had the privilege of serving as a local elected official - as a member of the Montgomery County Council in Maryland - and I know well that local government is where the "rubber hits the road."

Strong local leadership is what makes a city thrive, so…

Mar 12

Discussion during a meeting of NLC's Policy and Advocacy Commitees

NLC's Policy and Advocacy Committees advocate on NLC's priorities, provide expertise and insight on federal policy issues, and lead the development of NLC's policy positions that make up NLC's National Municipal Policy. At this year's Congressional City Conference, the committees met to…

Mar 11

WASHINGTON - City leaders attending the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference today held a day of advocacy for passage of a long-term transportation bill and other city priorities on Capitol Hill and at the White House. At a morning transportation briefing to Congressional staff and city leaders, NLC released a new research brief, "Cities, Towns and Common…

Mar 10
Press Release
Press Release
  • City Government

WASHINGTON - Today the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators: Enzi, Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, Blunt, Reed, Corker, Whitehouse and King. The following statement may be attributed to National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah:

"America's cities thank the bipartisan group of senators who introduced the…