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This is a recap from Big Ideas for Small Business, NLC’s national peer network helping local governments accelerate effort to support small businesses and encourage entrepreneurship. To learn more, email robbins@nlc.org.

Small businesses…

china
china
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This is a guest post by Gayatri Mohan. This article was originally published as part of a 311 Day series on the PublicStuff blog on March 11, 2015.

Remember Life Before 311?

Residents lucky enough to live in communities that operate 311…

U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra (L) talks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra (L) talks with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
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As the economy continues to show hopeful yet nascent signs of recovery, cities remain cautious about their fiscal condition. They continue to face rising costs of services, stark infrastructure needs, employee obligations, and omnipresent…

gambling
gambling
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This post is a response to the recent Governing article on regulatory compliance.

There has been some recent buzz about the dangers of local regulatory compliance. Regulating businesses is necessary - you wouldn't want to eat at an…

Carrot stick with rabbit
Carrot stick with rabbit
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In a large city, implementing a creative idea doesn’t necessarily mean choosing between innovation and laying off a police officer. Smaller cities, on the other hand, have a significant challenge when it comes to establishing new…

Jason Dixson
Jason Dixson
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 was introduced by a bipartisan group of senators: Enzi, Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, Blunt, Reed, Corker, Whitehouse and King. The following statement may be attributed to National League of…

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Press Release
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We host our annual Congressional City Conference in March for a number of reasons. Most importantly, March is when Congressional action begins to take place. Before March, new members are likely to still be figuring out the ropes; after March,…

DC
DC
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The freshman class of senators and representatives sworn in on January 6, 2015, bring with them to Washington a diverse set of experiences and perspectives. In addition to making the 114th Congress the most demographically diverse Congress in our…

Press Release
Press Release
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In an environment of decreased city revenues, limited state and federal aid and smaller municipal workforces, the value of data-driven decisions is greater than ever.

Decreasing a backlog of housing inspections by 70 percent. Achieving a…

Performance Management
Performance Management
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Austin, Texas - Councilmember LaWana Mayfield, Charlotte, N.C. was elected 2015 president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Local Officials (GLBTLO) constituency group during the group's business meeting at the National League of…

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Press Release