Local governments have experienced six consecutive months of employment growth—the longest stretch of growth since the beginning of the Great Recession—according to the May jobs report issued today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
New research released today in a report by the National League of Cites (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families highlights the growing commitment of city leaders to mitigate the financial hardships many of their residents face on a daily basis.
The growing sharing economy is impacting cities as innovative companies are providing improvements to service efficiency and on-demand information. This new report is the first national quantitative survey of local elected officials' views on the sharing economy.
The National League of Cities is pleased to have joined with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S. Communities) in recently honoring the cities of Richmond and Stockton, California for saving taxpayer dollars through the use of cooperative purchasing.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city.
As part of its bold $75 million Safety and Justice Challenge to change the way America thinks about and uses jails, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the 20 jurisdictions selected to receive $150,000 planning grants.
ity leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week.
Throughout Infrastructure Week 2015, city leaders raised their voices in calling for federal infrastructure investments at press conferences, meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill, as well as through social media and in webinars.
Funding is now available to local governments to support asset building for low-income residents.
After the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement.