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  • CitiesSpeak

"Turning polluted properties back into productive real estate helps us create jobs in distressed communities while simultaneously improving public health and safety."

On Tuesday, Mayor Sal Panto…

photo - Mayor Sal Panto Testifies for Brownfields Redevelopment Funding
photo - Mayor Sal Panto Testifies for Brownfields Redevelopment Funding
  • CitiesSpeak

We couldn't be more proud to host these distinguished speakers at our annual Congressional City Conference in March. 

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd will join a stellar lineup of keynote speakers at the National League of Cities’ 2015…

keynote speakers
keynote speakers
  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second in a series of closer looks at new members of Congress coming from city government office.

  • CitiesSpeak

This is the first in series of closer looks at new members of Congress coming from city government office.

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.-14) is no stranger to city…

  • CitiesSpeak

According to Standard & Poor’s, the cost of the 16-day federal government shutdown was $24 billion.  Twenty-four billion dollars! Twenty-four billion dollars can make a huge difference to cities and the people who live in them.  To…

  • CitiesSpeak

The ongoing government shutdown hasn’t just frozen vital federal programs and funding streams, it has also made it difficult for citizens frustrated by the gridlock to reach their members of Congress. Federal agencies were not the only…

  • CitiesSpeak

A week ago I wrote a blog about the threat that the shutdown poses to Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs. The post noted that “as the shutdown drags on, serious questions are being raised as to how long some WIA programs will be able to…

  • CitiesSpeak

Before the government shutdown, Members of Congress and their constituents were talking about important city issues, immigration among them. NLC joins the chorus of voices asking the House of Representatives to move on a common sense approach to…

  • CitiesSpeak

As the second full week of the federal government shutdown comes to an end, the impact is being felt. Government workers, for example, are not the only workers being affected. Many more people, many in the private sector, are now finding…

  • CitiesSpeak

In a previous blog we wrote about the impact of the federal shutdown on workers, and the fact that unemployment is likely to spike as both public and private sector workers temporarily lose their jobs. But sadly, that is only the tip of the…