Larry Conley

Associate Editor,
American City & County

Larry is a veteran journalist who has held editing and supervisory positions at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Detroit Free Press and Memphis magazine. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the City & Regional Magazine Association. Conley received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s from Columbia University School of Journalism.

Emergency manager could take over in Detroit
Governor declares the city a fiscal emergency
Tempe, Ariz., cracks down on panhandlers
New ordinance mirrors others in cities across the country
ICMA awards honor local government managers
Application deadline is March 8
Mayors Challenge will include a 'fan favorite' 1
Fans can vote online in the national competition for ideas to help cities
Federal Spending as a Percentage of State GDP
Report: Federal funding cuts could hit some states hardest 3
The effects would be felt unevenly from place to place
North Carolina approves steep unemployment benefit cuts
New law will throw 170,000 jobless workers off the rolls
Metro areas that lead in population and economic growth
Forbes reports that Texas boasts the nation’s top three fastest-growing cities in both people and economic health.
The fastest-growing cities
These metros top the list in people and jobs
Report: Funding gap in local public pension plans 1
But the gap with state-run plans is narrowing
The nation's richest local areas
Counties in Connecticut and Washington, D.C. area boast the highest incomes
Sewage plant tours are back for Valentine’s Day
Forget the roses and chocolate, here's the perfect Valentine's Day gift — a tour of a sewage plant.
Illinois law will speed up foreclosures
Measure is designed to prevent blight and property decline from empty homes
Report: Cities with the worst traffic
10 cities where commuters have it really bad
Project will expand children's health care coverage
NLC program offers technical assistance and grants to cities.
NYC considering Styrofoam ban 3
It would become the largest municipality prohibiting the food containers

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