Mayors More Likely to Perceive Discrimination Nationally than Locally, Report Says

The survey, released by the National League of Cities, is based on interviews with 115 mayors from 39 states.

How Incomes Compared Last Year Across States and Metro Areas

New data from the Census Bureau show how median household income levels stacked up around the U.S. in 2017.

Chaos in 3 Massachusetts Cities After Dozens of Gas Explosions

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Chicago’s consent decree with Illinois AG … Arkansas governor defends Medicaid work rules … and a Portland flash-bang grenade burn tort claim.

Shredding Tires to Fight Mosquitoes

A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

City Revenue Growth Is Slowing Down

That's according to the latest National League of Cities fiscal conditions report.

Detroit's Plan to Revitalize Public Transit

The strategic plan proposes 82 steps to be completed in a five-year time period.

Revisiting a 50-Year Old Economic Development Tool

New research offers a fresh look at tax increment financing.

Second Bloomberg Mayoral Initiative Is Its Most Diverse Yet

St. Paul, Minnesota’s first black mayor shared his biggest takeaways from the program opener.

Local Furor After Mayor’s Colin Kaepernick Social Media Classroom ‘Experiment’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Alaska meth seizures increase … Portland mayor sets “cleanest” city goal … and L.A.’s new emergency shelter.

Appeals Court Finds That Anti-Camping Ordinance Violates Eighth Amendment Protections

The Martin v. City of Boise ruling offers caution for local governments looking to prosecute homeless people for sleeping on the streets without having adequate shelter resources.

Building a Resilient City Is a Continual Process

In a place wracked by fires and floods, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says that “we’re always educating ourselves on best practices” plus building up fiscal reserves to deal with the next disaster.

Washington, D.C., Brings Art to Its Recycling Trucks

The District of Columbia began debuting the newly wrapped trucks in July.

Local Governments Aren’t Waiting for States to Raise Smoking Age

At least 340 towns, cities and counties in 21 states have taken action, compared with about 200 in 14 states in 2016.

San Francisco Just Showed Scooter Startups It Won’t Tolerate Bad Behavior

The scooter wars are an embodiment of the “ask for forgiveness, rather than permission” mantra.

Another Example of a Simple Idea That’s Spread From One City to Another

In Boise, traffic box art has become an important visual element of the downtown streetscape.

Most Texas Localities Are Still Growing a Year After Hurricane Harvey

A new Moody’s report shows that a combination of reconstruction, continued population growth and federal assistance have helped.

A Georgia City's Tech Fix for Water Cost Savings

Water usage and costs have decreased between 55 and 57 percent in Roswell, located north of Atlanta.

Airbnb: N.Y.C.’s New Short-Term Rental Crackdown Is Unconstitutional

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Kansas City considers workaround for anti-panhandling ordinance … N.J. beach community wants governor to give up official summer house … and N.D.’s IT consolidation.