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Jun 23, 2015, 10:52 ET
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DRIVE Act Creates Long-Term Transportation Solution, Improves Local Control

Following the introduction of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO...

Jun 15, 2015, 18:33 ET
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Cities Applaud Introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act

 Following the introduction of the Remote Transactions Parity Act today, National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake...

Jun 11, 2015, 13:38 ET
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Hundreds of City Leaders Convene in Salt Lake City for National League of Cities Summer Leadership Meeting

More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and...

Jun 11, 2015, 12:34 ET
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White House, National League of Cities, Small Business Administration Launch Initiative to Help Entrepreneurs

 In conjunction with the White House and Small Business Administration, the National League of Cities today launched a new initiative that...

Jun 05, 2015, 15:37 ET
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Cities See Longest Stretch of Job Growth Since Great Recession, According to Jobs Report

Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great...

Jun 04, 2015, 10:39 ET
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New Research Shows City Leaders are Taking Action to Address the Financial Struggles of Families

Mayors and other city leaders know that many low-income families frequently face the kind of financial challenges – inability to pay all of...

Jun 03, 2015, 15:14 ET
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New Report on Sharing Economy Finds City Leaders Support Ridesharing, Are Concerned about Safety

 The growing sharing economy is impacting cities as innovative companies are providing improvements to service efficiency and on-demand...

Jun 01, 2015, 19:59 ET
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Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness

 Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless...

May 12, 2015, 21:36 ET
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NLC Applauds the House's Support to Ensure Local Concerns are Addressed in EPA "Waters of the U.S." Rule

 After the House of Representatives today passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015, which would halt the currently proposed...

May 01, 2015, 19:35 ET
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Women in Municipal Government (WiMG) Constituency Group Convenes for Annual Conference in Saint Paul

 The National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WiMG) constituency group convened this week in Saint Paul, Minnesota for...

Apr 22, 2015, 14:02 ET
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Louisville Community Conversation to Highlight City's Innovative Cradle-to-Career Initiative

Local leaders, educators, parents and community members will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to create greater community...

Apr 13, 2015, 16:11 ET
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Report: Cities Need States to Provide More Authority to Collect Revenue

The National League of Cities (NLC) today released its 2015 Cities and State Fiscal Structures report, which found that no state has expanded the...

Apr 09, 2015, 16:17 ET
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Phoenix Community Conversation to Focus on High School Completion and Postsecondary Success

 Local leaders, educators and members of the business community will convene tomorrow for a "community conversation" on how to support and...

Apr 09, 2015, 15:51 ET
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Joint Statement Supporting Bipartisan Approach to e-Fairness

Following a meeting this morning, Gov. Gary Herbert (Vice Chair of the National Governors Association), Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker...

Apr 07, 2015, 12:24 ET
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NLC Launches Project to Incorporate Financial Capability into Local Youth Employment Programs

To improve the ability of young people to effectively manage their finances – from spending and saving to building credit and keeping debt...

Mar 18, 2015, 11:27 ET
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Advanced Foreclosure Course For City Leaders Offered Free by NLC University and Wells Fargo

The National League of Cities (NLC) and Wells Fargo today announced that a new course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leader's Guide, will be...

Mar 11, 2015, 13:24 ET
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City Leaders Hold Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, White House on Infrastructure & City Priorities

 City leaders attending the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference today held a day of advocacy for passage of a...

Mar 10, 2015, 19:17 ET
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Cities Thank Senators for Introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015

 Today the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators: Enzi, Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, Blunt, Reed,...

Mar 10, 2015, 16:19 ET
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Cities Make the Sharing Economy Work: New Report on Sharing Economy Examines Impact on U.S. Cities

From innovation to equity to safety, the sharing economy is impacting cities in a variety of ways that communities do business. The National League...

Mar 09, 2015, 16:25 ET
President Barack Obama addresses delegates at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference March 9, 2015 in Washington. Photo credit: Jason Dixson

President Obama to Cities: "You're Part of the Reason Why America is Coming Back"

 President Obama today addressed the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference in Washington to speak about the importance...