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NLC News

Apr 11

In this issue:

NLC Continues to Oppose Permanent Ban on Internet Tax Members of Congress Urge Funding Increase for CDBG  New PACE Bill Allows Local Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Apr 11

In this issue:

NLC Continues to Oppose Permanent Ban on Internet Tax Members of Congress Urge Funding Increase for CDBG  New PACE Bill Allows Local Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Apr 11

In this issue:

NLC Continues to Oppose Permanent Ban on Internet Tax Members of Congress Urge Funding Increase for CDBG  New PACE Bill Allows Local Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Apr 07

The recently-introduced Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Assessment Protection Act (H.R. 4285) would allow state and local governments to develop and implement residential PACE programs to finance the purchase and installation of energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits.

Sponsored by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Pete King (R-NY) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), the bill…

Apr 07

With federal legislation authorizing surface transportation programs expiring on September 30, House and Senate leaders have begun discussions on how to renew the current program in light of transportation revenue shortfalls.

In Washington last month, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer convened a panel representing state and local governments to hear their…

Apr 07

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) is engaged in a national, multi-year campaign to increase its outreach to state and local governments that issue municipal securities. The effort aims to share with municipal entities how the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website is a resource for evaluating municipal finance options, complying with disclosure requirements…

Apr 07

If America is to remain prosperous for generations to come, all children must have a fair chance to succeed. This is the central theme of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which shows the nation has much ground to cover to prepare all children to achieve their full potential in life.  Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children explores the intersection of…

Apr 03

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement after the New Markets Tax Credit Extension (H.R. 4365) legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives:

"We are glad to see bipartisan legislation introduced that would make permanent the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). Since the program was…

Apr 01

Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the start of the third annual National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a community service campaign to encourage cities nationwide to be more mindful of the water they use. The annual program, held during Earth Month (April 1-30), encourages elected officials to…

Mar 31

Yes, today is the 2014 deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Marketplace. However, families with low- or moderate-incomes may qualify for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which have no application deadline. This means that even after today, qualifying families may still enroll in Medicaid or CHIP.

Medicaid and CHIP are the two most important…