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Colorado Mayor Shares Thoughts on Gun Safety and President Obama’s Visit to Denver
Golden, Colorado Mayor Marjorie Sloan shares her thoughts on gun safety and President Obama's trip to Colorado.
11:41 AM ET by Elias Alcantara
White House engages NACo’s Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC)
Jay Williams shares his discussion on economic growth with the National Association of Counties.
9:23 AM ET by Jay Williams
Working with States to Cut Red Tape and Rebuild America’s Infrastructure
The Administration is launching five pilot Regional Teams to strengthen collaboration, cut red tape, and reduce permitting timelines.
6:02 PM ET by
President Obama to Governors: I Look Forward to Working with You to Reignite America's Economic Engine
In meetings with the National Governors Association, the President and Vice President stressed the need for all elected officials to work together to solve our nation's biggest problems.
5:29 PM ET by Colleen Curtis
First Lady Michelle Obama Challenges Governors to Ease Service Members' Transition to Civilian Work Force
Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden call on Governors to streamline credentialing and licensing for service members, veterans and their spouses.
5:23 PM ET by Colleen Curtis
Ask Your State of the Union Questions on Twitter
Join David Agnew on Twitter for questions on the State of the Union on Friday, February 15.
12:47 PM ET by Kellyn Blossom
State and Local Officials Share Reactions to State of the Union Address
State and local officials share their reactions to the President's State of the Union Address.
11:40 PM ET by David Agnew
San Francisco and Baltimore Mayors Put Service on the Line for Super Sunday
Bragging rights aren't the only thing on the line for the mayors during tonight's big game -- the winning city will also get a day of service from the mayor of the opposing team.
9:18 AM ET by CNCS Staff
State and Local Officials Across the Country Urge Action to Fix the Nation’s Broken Immigration System
Following President Obama's speech on commonsense immigration reform, bipartisan state and local elected officials across the country spoke out about the President’s remarks and urged swift action.
11:19 AM ET by David Agnew
Obama Administration Talks Jobs, Safety with Nation's Mayors
Administration members including Vice President Joe Biden and ten Cabinet Officials spoke to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.
3:55 PM ET by Jay Williams
Building the Future: Innovative Water Infrastructure
Nancy Sutley and David Agnew share how the Obama Administration is partnering with cities to support green infrastructure.
10:40 AM ET by Nancy Sutley and David Agnew
White House Honors “Champions of Change” in City and County Innovation
On Tuesday, the White House highlighted 13 Local Innovation Champions of Change from cities and counties across the country.
3:17 PM ET by Kellyn Blossom
Local Officials Join the First Lady at a Let’s Move! Cities, Towns & Counties Event in Philadelphia
First Lady Michelle Obama joins local elected officials from across the country in Philadelphia to announce new opportunities to bring Let’s Move! to cities, towns and counties across America.
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Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Circo and Councilman Brooks Visit with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo and Councilman Michael Brooks describe their visit with U.S. Secretary Eric Shinseki following a recent trip of his to tour their community's Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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Department of Transportation Announces 2012 TIGER Grant Awards
State and local officials talk about the impact of TIGER grants in their communities.
10:17 AM ET by David Agnew
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte: Hiring Veterans Just Makes Sense
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte explains why hiring veterans is a smart move and the right thing to do.
10:45 AM ET by Michael Block
IGA Welcomes New Deputy Director Jay Williams
Jay Williams joins the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.
6:11 PM ET by David Agnew
Iowa State Representative Dan Kelley: Investing in America's Future
State Representative Dan Kelley reflects on President Obama's visit to Newton, IA and how clean energy jobs have impacted his community.
4:27 PM ET by Michael Block
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Let’s Move! in Indian Country
The White House recognizes community leaders in observance of the one year anniversary of Let's Move! in Indian Country,
4:54 PM ET by Charlie Galbraith
A Revolution in Planning
HUD launches new tools to help communities make sure scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact.
2:10 PM ET by Mercedes Márquez
State Treasurers: Empowering Americans to Make Smart Financial Decisions
State Treasurers are working across the country to help all Americans make smart financial decisions. Here are just a few examples of the tools available to you and your family.
5:01 PM ET by
Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald: Let’s Invest in Our Youth- Don’t Double Their Rates
Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald calls on Congress to prevent the interest rate on student loans from doubling on July 1st.
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President Obama Joins Elected Officials and Student Leaders to Urge #DontDoubleMyRate
On May 7th, 2012, President Obama held a call to discuss college affordability and the need for Congress to prevent the interest rates on federal students loans from doubling.
1:25 PM ET by David Agnew
Director Richard Cordray Invites Local Leaders to Partner with CFPB in Protecting Consumers
CFPB Director Richard Cordray joins local leaders to discuss shared work in protecting consumers.
12:55 PM ET by David Agnew
Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb: Serving Those Who Serve Us
Georgia State Representative Scott Holcomb describes his service in the U.S. Army and the Administration's commitment to serving our military families.
4:24 PM ET by Michael Block
Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall: The Buffett Rule is a Step in the Right Direction
Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall explains why the Buffett Rule makes sense for Nevadans and the country.
2:35 PM ET by
State and Local Officials Say #DontDoubleMyRate on Student Loans
Officials from Louisiana to Texas to New Jersey tweet about the need to keep student loan interest rates low.
11:33 AM ET by Kellyn Blossom
Urban County Officials Discuss Priorities With Obama Administration
Urban county leaders join the Administration for discussions on housing, transportation and more.
6:33 PM ET by Kellyn Blossom
Shreveport Mayor Joins First Lady in Celebrating Joining Forces
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to his community to join in their goal of supporting military families.
11:00 AM ET by Irene Hsu
How the JOBS Act Will Help Cities
Charlotte Council Member James Mitchell explains how the JOBS Act will help hometowns across the country.
11:54 AM ET by Kellyn Blossom