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NLC News

Mar 31
Press Release
Press Release
  • Leadership & Management

Number of Participating Mayors Doubles Last Year's Total

Washington, D.C. - More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow.…

Mar 28
  • Advocacy
  • Federal
In this issue: Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign On to CDBG Letter  NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment  NLC Leadership Talks Marketplace Fairness with Judiciary Committee Member Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards June 15 EPA, Army Corps Release Proposed Waters of the US Rule  Supreme Court Rules Against Local Government…
Mar 28

In this issue:

Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign On to CDBG Letter  NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment  NLC Leadership Talks Marketplace Fairness with Judiciary Committee Member Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards June 15 EPA, Army Corps Release Proposed Waters of the US Rule  Supreme Court Rules Against Local Government…
Mar 28

In this issue:

Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign On to CDBG Letter  NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment  NLC Leadership Talks Marketplace Fairness with Judiciary Committee Member Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards June 15 EPA, Army Corps Release Proposed Waters of the US Rule  Supreme Court Rules Against Local Government…
Mar 28

In this issue:

Take Action: Ask Your Member of Congress to Sign On to CDBG Letter  NLC and USCM Join Forces to Advocate for Infrastructure Investment  NLC Leadership Talks Marketplace Fairness with Judiciary Committee Member Cities Must Meet New Pension Financial Reporting Standards June 15 EPA, Army Corps Release Proposed Waters of the US Rule  Supreme Court Rules Against Local Government…
Mar 27

Despite numerous requests from government finance organizations and individuals for an indefinite delay in the implementation of the accounting and financial reporting standards for public pensions, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) announced last week that they would not delay implementation of GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions.

The…

Mar 27

With the increasing number of challenges facing both young people and cities today, it’s rewarding to see young people genuinely passionate about the health of their communities and dedicated to identifying ways in which to improve them.  NLC has long promoted youth civic engagement, and hosts a series of sessions for youth delegates as part of both of its annual conferences. More than 100…

Mar 25
  • Advocacy

NLC recently joined with state and local government organizations (the Big 7) to urge the House Judiciary Committee to take action on the Marketplace Fairness Act.

At the hearing earlier this month on “Exploring Alternative Solutions on the Internet Sales Tax Issue,” Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA) reiterated his support for the "plight of traditional retailers," but said if Congress acts…

Mar 24
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Education lifts people up and strengthens cities. There are very few challenges that cannot be solved by a focus on education. - Michael Nutter, mayor, Philadelphia, Pa.

At NLC’s recent Congressional City Conference, NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia participated in the conference’s Opening General Session and shared their…

Mar 20

With transportation issues a legislative priority for cities across the country, NLC leadership met with the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to discuss joint priorities for a new federal surface transportation program during the Congressional City Conference.  

The current federal transportation program, known as MAP - 21 or Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st…