October 20, 2016, 11am PDT
The "City Fiscal Conditions 2016" report by the National League of Cities is willing to allow new levels of optimism.
July 19, 2016, 6am PDT
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
December 11, 2015, 12pm PST
A recent report casts light on a lack of preparation by cities for the future of transportation.
October 1, 2015, 7am PDT
The 30th edition of an annual report from the National League of Cities shows reasons to be optimistic about the fiscal condition of cities—though the arm of the Great Recession is proving to be long.
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August 13, 2015, 5am PDT
A report from the National League of Cities mines the political leadership of 251 cities for insights into the state of local economies.
August 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Around the country, issues related to the field of planning dominate the public discussion of the "state of the city."
June 8, 2015, 11am PDT
It's not quite as simple as Republicans opposing transit and Democrats supporting it. It depends what level of government is discussing it. On the local level, demand for better transit can transcend partisan divides.
October 22, 2014, 5am PDT
A report by the National League of Cities finds that although fiscal conditions are improving for most cities, they have a long way to go to achieve full recovery amid a sluggish economy.
October 11, 2013, 11am PDT
A new report from the National League of Cities shows municipal revenues climbing across the U.S. in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in decades. But pension and health costs, and federal budget issues, are causing concern.
April 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Using case studies from across the country, a toolkit released earlier this month by the National League of Cities aims to provide local leaders with concrete strategies to assist the growth of their local entrepreneurs and small businesses.