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  • CitiesSpeak

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families will host a webinar on how cities can comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements & improve outcomes for young adults with…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Fully connected smart cities are coming. NLC’s latest report helps cities prepare for their arrival by providing local leaders with best practices in this arena.

Technology is changing us – and our cities – in an unprecedented way. This…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This post was co-authored by Peter Eckart, Alison Rein and Nick Wallace.

Data can be a powerful tool for understanding issues, making smarter decisions, and improving results – and city leaders can help build a culture of health by…

photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
  • Fact Sheet

Most state and local employee retirement systems have substantial assets to weather the economic crisis.  As of September 2015, there is currently $3.56 trillion already set aside in pension trusts for current and future retirees.

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  • Press Release

"Trends in Smart City Development" offers recommendations for every smart city plan

WASHINGTON — January 5, 2016 —  The National League of Cities (NLC) today released "Trends in Smart City Development," a new report featuring case studies…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

Washington is a-changin’.

No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, 2017 will usher in major changes in Washington with a new President, new Administration, and new Congress. Hear from and meet members of the new…

Congressional City Conference
Congressional City Conference
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — December 20, 2016 — With great sadness, the members and staff of the National League of Cities (NLC) mourn William H. Hudnut III, who passed away Saturday. Following a stint in Congress, Hudnut served as mayor of Indianapolis from…

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  • Fact Sheet
Background

The provision of elementary and secondary education is a key function of government today, but it was not among the rights afforded explicit protection under the U.S. Constitution. Since the Constitution did not explicitly grant the…

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School building
  • Fact Sheet
Background

A public budget is a plan of expected incomes and expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year, which is a twelve-month period that may or may not correspond to the calendar year. Most state governments use an annual budget cycle, just…

  • Fact Sheet
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The entire sector of municipal government debt is under $2 trillion according to Census Bureau figures from 2013[1].

Municipal securities are considered to be second only to Treasuries in risk level as an investment instrument…