National League of Cities

Mayors, county leaders 'sounding the alarm' for federal aid

by • 9 months ago

"This is not a big-city or blue-state problem," the Republican mayor of Arlington, Texas, told reporters as local governments face a severe budget crunch from the pandemic.

Biden relief proposal includes $350 billion for state and local government

by • 9 months ago

While none of the money is targeted directly at IT, state and local governments would be able to use the money flexibly to cover a broad range of expenses.

Communities close digital divide through racial, socioeconomic analysis

by • 11 months ago

Officials said approaching the digital divide through racial and socioeconomic lenses enables more meaningful and efficient uses of city resources.

NLC, Bloomberg Philanthropies launch coronavirus action tracker

by • 2 years ago

Officials from dozens of cities have contributed more than 500 different measures they've taken to respond as the pandemic has reached their communities.

'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states

by • 2 years ago

Advocates for the legislation say it's the other, missing half of the current growing national investment in broadband infrastructure.

Rise in natural disasters should push more local governments toward cloud computing, expert says

by • 2 years ago

As natural disasters increase in frequency and intensity, moving data to the cloud can be a saving grace for local governments that face climate-based emergencies.

National League of Cities announces data workshop series

by • 3 years ago

Together with Results for America, the advocacy group hopes to bring data resources and education to more cities.

Communities lament 'rising tide' of broadband preemption

by • 4 years ago

Municipal officials attending a National League of Cities conference pushed back against state laws preempting local authority on broadband.

Report urges cities to consider equity as they adopt emerging tech

by • 4 years ago

Autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, and body worn cameras each could have unintended consequences on vulnerable populations, according to new research from the National League of Cities.