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NLC News

Jan 30

This is a guest post written by Ellen Harpel. Post originally appeared on the Smart Incentives blog.

Economic development initiatives like this construction project in Singapore are more successful when investment incentives align with the values articulated by the overall development strategy. (Getty Images)

Incentives are not just about winning a deal or completing a…

Jan 30
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: NLC Calls on President to "Go Local" in FY2016 Budget  NLC and Mayors United in Support of Immigration Reform Coleman, Foxx: We need federal money for local roads 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee Leadership Announced  NLC Supports Energy Efficiency Amendment in Keystone Pipeline Debate  Webinar March 5: Supreme Court Mid-Term Review  Early Bird Rate Ends Today - Register…
Jan 30

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published proposed revisions to its 1710 Standard governing career department staffing and response times and a new draft 1730 Standard on fire prevention inspection and code enforcement, plan review, investigation and public education operations.

The documents are available for review on the NFPA website at www.nfpa.org/1710 and www.…

Jan 30

In this issue:

NLC Calls on President to "Go Local" in FY2016 Budget  NLC and Mayors United in Support of Immigration Reform Coleman, Foxx: We need federal money for local roads 2015 Policy & Advocacy Committee Leadership Announced  NLC Supports Energy Efficiency Amendment in Keystone Pipeline Debate  Webinar March 5: Supreme Court Mid-Term Review  Early Bird Rate Ends Today - Register…
Jan 29

Update: The White House released the FY2016 federal budget on February 2, 2015. You can view the documents in their entirety here.

Washington, D.C. - Before the FY2016 federal budget proposal was released, cities urged President Obama to increase investments in transportation infrastructure and preserve the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.

"We urge President Obama to think…

Jan 26
Mayor Becker
Mayor Becker
  • Community & Housing

More than 30 mayors sign on in Texas vs. United States in defense of reform action.

National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, joined more than 30 mayors from cities across the country on January 23 to announce plans to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.…

Jan 22

This is a guest post by Alan Mond.

Heavy equipment like the bulldozers pictured above could be shared more often between public agencies in the future. (Alex Banner)

Whether you know it or not, you are already affected by the sharing economy. In fact, you are likely a part of it. Car rentals, taxi rides, hotel accommodations and even the food we eat are all products of the…

Jan 20
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Councilmembers Cleophus King and Romal D. Bullock to serve as fellows

Washington, D.C. - Councilmember Cleophus King of Bessemer, Ala. and Councilmember Romal D. Bullock of East Orange, N.J. have been selected as the 2014-2015 Foundation Fellows by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation. The annual program focuses on leadership development and…

Jan 20

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, issued the following statement:

"Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined progress through economic times and spoke about a number of initiatives to ‘go local' and help the middle class grow and…

Jan 20
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, today announced his 2015 leadership team for the organization's policy and advocacy committees and member councils. All chairs and vice chairs were appointed by Mayor Becker to serve a one-year term and will play a key role in shaping NLC's policy positions and advocating on behalf of…