Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 20, May 31

Cities Provide Services to Young Professionals for Economic Development
A strong, highly skilled work force is generally considered one of the most basic pillars of local economic development. When a community has a highly educated, skilled work force, businesses are more likely to settle, stay, grow and prosper in that...
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Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Could Save Cities and Towns Millions
A program, the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), that could save cities and towns tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars, will begin on June 1. The $5 billion program was established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that...
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Georgia's Metro Breakthrough: Self-Tax Power, Region by Region
ATLANTA -- "Sodom and Gomorrah," Biblical cities destroyed by God for the sins of their inhabitants, is a term that rural politicians used to vilify Atlanta. At county barbecues, they'd rail against the alleged debauchery of Georgia's lead city. ...
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Mayor Joins Coalition on Capitol Hill to Rally for Support for Cities
Mayor Laurent F. Gilbert Sr., of Lewiston, Maine, joined members of Congress at a forum last week on Capitol Hill to rally support for H.R. 4213, the Local Jobs for America Act, which NLC supports. The Campaign for Community Change, the Leadership...
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NLC Selects Three Southern Cities to Receive Assistance in Reducing Childhood Obesity
NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) has selected three cities to participate in the first phase of its recently announced Municipal Leadership for Healthy Southern Cities technical assistance project. The three cities...
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Webinar to Help Cities Connect Residents to Financial Mainstream
Municipal leaders interested in helping local residents become more financially secure can tune in to a flee, hour-long webinar that will feature a highly successful and replicable model developed in San Francisco four years ago. "'Bank On Cities'...
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Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs under Evaluation
On April 6, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announced the "kick-off" of a rigorous, random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. The evaluation will specifically examine...
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