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.

City Revenue Growth Is Slowing Down

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

The States and Metro Areas Where Poverty Was Highest Last Year

New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau offer a look at the states and metro areas that have been grappling with the nation’s highest poverty rates, as well as income inequality.

Revisiting a 50-Year Old Economic Development Tool

New research offers a fresh look at tax increment financing.

Mayors Seek to Offset 'Diminished' Federal Role on Climate Change

They're meeting with business leaders in San Francisco this week to discuss the issue.

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.

Teacher Pay Lags Badly Compared to Other Jobs, Study Finds

New research shows public educators face a growing “compensation penalty.”

Firm Offers Data on Hundreds of Businesses in 'Opportunity Zones'

The dataset’s creators hope to draw attention to small companies eligible for investment under the economic development program.

What Government Can Do to Ensure Pretrial Detainees Can Vote

Election education and access to polls or polling materials are key, says the Democratic-leaning Center for American Progress.

The Policy Trifecta Resilient Communities Are Built On

“To truly be a resilient community you can't just pay attention to one leg of the stool. You really have to look at all three,” according to Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss.

Report: Many Cities Are Not Equipped to Go It Alone in the Trump Era

Despite calls for local control, communities are only given a limited set of tools and are facing historic fiscal pressures. That could be a looming problem for many cities, according to a new report.

Recruiting Young People to Local Government

Two start-ups aim to establish a "pipeline" between recent college graduates and state and local government jobs.

Mobile Food Banks Roll to Isolated, Rural Poor

To tackle stubborn food insecurity in rural areas, one idea is to bring food to those who need it.

Dogs Dining on Patios Are Illegal Interlopers No More

Some bar and restaurant owners see people with dogs as important customers on patios and other outside places. In nine states, that's now legal.

Emergency Managers Ask Congress to Invest in Mitigation

Resilience projects could cut the costs of future disasters at a time when FEMA wants state and local governments to pitch in more during response.

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Wisconsin City's Snow Pile Finally Melts

A snow pile in Appleton, Wisconsin lasted until July 9, attracting attention from residents and local media.

Replenishing a Food Desert, One Store at a Time

In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts.

Measuring Diversity in Local Government Leadership

A new project from Engaging Local Government Leaders compiles self-reported diversity data from 2,000 local governments.

Amazon Contract to Supply Schools and Localities Attracts Criticism

About 1,500 schools and local governments have adopted a deal to buy goods from the online retailer. One group is raising concerns.