Nation's Cities Weekly

Monthly publication has articles and news briefs that cover municipal issues, such as government, economy, immigration, housing and transportation and after school programs.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 22, June 2

Amarillo's Incentives Fuel Economic Engine
While most governments are struggling to pay off increasing debt, Amarillo actually increased its tax revenues last year--thanks to one of the most aggressive corporate incentives programs in the United States. In 1989 the Texas Legislature passed...
Audioconference Focusing on Financing Municipal Children's Initiatives
NLC's next audioconference, titled "Money Matters: Financing Municipal Children's Initiatives," will occur on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). Through this one-hour audioconference, municipal officials, city staff and other...
Chicago's Mayor Adds Beehives to City Hall's Rooftop Garden
CHICAGO--The buzz around City Hall has nothing to do with politics, money or influence. It is the sound of thousands of honeybees. The city called in beekeepers to install hives on the roof this spring to help pollinate flowers in the building's...
Congress Begins Review, Criticism of Administration's Highway and Transit Reauthorization Proposal
Earlier this month the Bush Administration released its proposal to reauthorize the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21), which authorized $218 billion for the nation's highway and transit program. Known as SAFETEA, the Safe,...
High Court: Indian Tribes Can't Sue Localities under Federal Civil Rights Law
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously last week that an Indian tribe cannot sue a local government under the federal civil rights law. State and local governments were carefully watching this tribal sovereignty case given its implications for local...
Mayors Gather in Nashville to Support Head Start
The important role that local Head Start programs play in helping young children and their families in cities and towns across the nation was the focus of the May 16 meeting of NLC's Council on Youth, Education and Families (YEF Council) in Nashville,...
Meetings Focus on Youth Participation in Municipal Government
Youth participation in communities and municipal government is the focus of recent meetings held by NLC, state municipal leagues and cities across the country. Concerted efforts to encourage youth participation and involvement can help municipal...
National Service Rises as a Critical Issue
The idea of expanded national service--encouraging young people to serve their nation in civilian service if not the military--has many advocates. Senators John McCain and Evan Bayh are prime exponents. John Kerry is making the idea a centerpiece of...
Panel Discusses Impact of Budget Crisis on Cities
The National League of Cities convened a panel of municipal officials, economists, fiscal policy experts and association representatives last week to discuss how federal policy is impacting the worsening state and local budget crisis. During the...