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NLC News

May 09

In this issue:

As One Year Anniversary Passes, NLC Tells House Cost of Inaction On E-Fairness Too Great Transportation Debate Shifts Into Higher Gear
May 09

In this issue:

As One Year Anniversary Passes, NLC Tells House Cost of Inaction On E-Fairness Too Great Transportation Debate Shifts Into Higher Gear
May 08

Washington, D.C. - On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Senate passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., today issued this statement:

"One year ago this week, the Senate passed the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, taking a decisive step in the decades-long fight to ensure that online retailers…

May 05

Congress prepares for a busy week on transportation authorization with several upcoming hearings. This comes after Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced last week a multiyear $302 billion highway, bridge, transit and rail program.

This week, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing with Secretary Foxx, while the Senate Environment and Public Works…

May 05

Members of the National League of Cities who are interested in attending the 2014 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, 2014. The scholarship recipient can use the award to cover Leadership Summit registration costs and defray travel expenses.

May 05
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Saint Paul, Minn. - National League of Cities (NLC) President and Mayor of Saint Paul Chris Coleman today joined University of Minnesota youth development experts for a two-day summit with Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton to examine the role of social and emotional learning (SEL) and strategies for engaging youth to develop SEL skills. Leaders from a variety of community organizations…

May 02

Twenty representatives of Michigan cities gathered in Lansing recently for a summit on increasing community and economic development by raising educational attainment - the first of a series of statewide summits taking place throughout 2014.

The Municipal Leaders’ Summit on Postsecondary Success  occurred thanks to a four-way partnership among the Michigan Municipal League (MML),…

May 01
  • Public Safety

With the onset of tornado season and other hazardous weather events, U.S. Communities, NLC’s government purchasing cooperative, can provide timely and affordable products and solutions to help cities “weather the storm” and assist in recovery from the aftermath.

Through competitively bid contracts with lead public agencies, U.S. Communities offers thousands of products and solutions…

Apr 29

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's Transportation proposal:

"The president's GROW Act kick-starts the process for reauthorizing a transportation plan that will create jobs and promote long-term economic development for communities and the nation. It is…

Apr 29

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., issued the following statement on the severe weather that continues to affect residents across the U.S.:

"The devastating storm system that continues to threaten a large swath of the country has wrecked lives, destroyed homes and ruined businesses. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the…