February 21, 2014, Number 6



Affordable Care Act:  Employer Mandate Update

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued final rules governing the "employer mandate" provisions of the Affordable Care Act.  The rules apply to large employers (those with 50 or more employees, including cities) and require the employer to provide employee...


White House Call with President Obama on the Affordable Care Act 
The National League of Cities encourages local leaders to join a call with President Barack Obama on Monday, February 24, to discuss how state and local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations can work to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care in their communities. To RSVP, please visit
http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/call-state-and-local-officials-president-Obama. The RSVP deadline is Friday, February 21. Call-in information will be provided after your RSVP is received. This call will be off the record and not for press purposes.
   For NLC resources about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplaces, visit the NLC website.


Share Your City's Success Story:  Submit a Municipal Excellence Award Application
TML's Excellence Awards celebrate a job well done by your staff and community, and inspire municipal excellence and innovation. The awards competition is divided into two population categories-cities less than 25,000 in population and cities over 25,000 in population. Within each of the two population categories, there are five subject categories-management innovations, communication programs, city spirit, public safety, and public works. The deadline to submit applications is June 6, 2014. For a list of past winners and to apply, visit the TML Municipal Excellence Awards page on the TML website.


TML Webinar: Municipal Regulation of Alcohol
In this new one-hour webinar on March 31, TML Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Scott Houston will outline the legalities of alcohol regulation for Texas cities. Designed for elected or appointed city officials with an interest in regulating the sale of alcohol, Scott will explain what state law allows a city to regulate, and what cities can and cannot do.

Learn more and register.  

TML Buyer's Guide

The TML Buyer's Guide is a searchable database of products and services for city governments. This comprehensive database of TML Associate Members allows you to browse through an alphabetical list of firms, or search for a product or service category. Don't forget to use TML Buyer's Guide when researching solutions for your city.


Help wanted? Let the TML Career Center Assist
The TML Career Center is the most frequently visited page on the TML website because it connects employers with potential employees. TML member cities can post job openings at no charge. Private sector companies can post job openings at a cost of $150 for a 30-day posting. For more information, visit the TML Career Center today.

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Government Finance Officers Association of Texas Spring Institute
Apr 24-25

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