National League of Cities
"Mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance."
"Non-partisan economic and social policy research organization."
Weekly news about the states published by the Pew Research Center. Site also contains archive of "State of the State" speeches.
State and Local Government on the Net
"Directory of official state, county and city government websites."
National Association of Counties
Maintains database of demographic information about counties. Site also contains examples of model county programs and examples of county codes and ordinances.
Census of Governments (US)
Data on the number of size and types of state and local governmental units, size of workforce and gross payroll by governmental function and "financial activity of governments including revenues, expenditures, debt and assets. Data are available online from 1992."--from the site
A project of the Kaiser Family Foundation. "Designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states."
Municipal Codes Online
Links to searchable municipal and county codes
Council of State Governments
Nonpartisan group of state officials intended to share ideas and foster innovation in state governments.
Census 2000 School District Profiles
General, administrative, and financial profiles of school districts in the United States. Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Public Plans Database (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)
Includes data on 126 state and local retirement plans. Allows creation of data tables and data downloads for research purposes.