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NLC News

Mar 24

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…

Mar 20

In recalling a story about meeting Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Celebrate Diversity Breakfast keynoter Donna Brazile said, “the Justice asked me about my history when I met him.  And he meant, my recent history.  In having discussions with him, I began to understand the importance of my heritage and the importance of diversity and inclusion."

She went on to say, “we have to…

Mar 17

With only 15 days left for Americans to participate in open enrollment through state and federal health insurance marketplaces for 2014 creditable coverage, cities around the country are hosting a Local Officials Day of Action on Saturday, March 22 to help get their residents covered.

On the first Day of Action on March 8, local officials around the nation helped get crucial information…

Mar 17

This post originally appeared on Data-Smart City Solutions.

How can government procure innovation? Even better, how can government get innovation given to it? Challenge platforms such as the General Services Administration's (GSA) Challenge.gov demonstrate a new way for governments at all levels to procure innovative products, services and ideas and build pipelines to deliver these…

Mar 14
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In this issue: Add Your Name: NLC Sends Immigration Reform Letter to Congress Senate Passes Flood Insurance Affordability Bill NLC Continues Fight in House for Marketplace Fairness City Leaders Take City Priorities to the White House NLC Calls on FCC to Cooperate with Local Governments on Wireless Facility Siting March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action NLC, Department of…
Mar 14

In this issue:

Add Your Name: NLC Sends Immigration Reform Letter to Congress Senate Passes Flood Insurance Affordability Bill NLC Continues Fight in House for Marketplace Fairness City Leaders Take City Priorities to the White House NLC Calls on FCC to Cooperate with Local Governments on Wireless Facility Siting March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action NLC, Department of…
Mar 14

In this issue:

Add Your Name: NLC Sends Immigration Reform Letter to Congress Senate Passes Flood Insurance Affordability Bill NLC Continues Fight in House for Marketplace Fairness City Leaders Take City Priorities to the White House NLC Calls on FCC to Cooperate with Local Governments on Wireless Facility Siting March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action NLC, Department of…
Mar 14

In this issue:

Add Your Name: NLC Sends Immigration Reform Letter to Congress Senate Passes Flood Insurance Affordability Bill NLC Continues Fight in House for Marketplace Fairness City Leaders Take City Priorities to the White House NLC Calls on FCC to Cooperate with Local Governments on Wireless Facility Siting March 22: Health Insurance Registration Day of Action NLC, Department of…
Mar 13

NLC Releases RFP for Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy.

Despite substantial decreases in juvenile crime rates during the past decade, state and local juvenile justice systems remain in need of fundamental reforms. The availability of high-quality, community-based alternatives to incarceration for youth and support systems for reentry are uneven,…