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  • Newton: Villaraigosa in his element as 'the nation's mayor'

    Newton: Villaraigosa in his element as 'the nation's mayor'
    The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, described his "utter disbelief" at the destructive "gamesmanship" as Congress debates the debt ceiling. The mayor of Fresno described her city's tough budget problems and wondered when the economy would hit bottom. The mayor...
  • U.S. mayors call for infrastructure spending and protection of grant programs

     
    The U.S. Conference of Mayors is out with a new report that describes the economic beat down American cities endured at the hands of the Great Recession. The goal of the report is to remind lawmakers that U.S. cities drive the economy, and that cuts in...
  • As cities' struggles persist, Congress must act, mayors say

     
    Mayors of U.S. cities want Congress to act. An economic forecast issued Wednesday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors is part of an effort to prod Congress into passing jobs-creation legislation....
  • Gay marriage draws support from U.S. mayors led by Villaraigosa

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was among a group of 80 mayors in Washington D.C. on Friday who pledged their support for gay marriage and announced an initiative aimed at expanding marriage rights for same-sex couples....
  • Tisdahl goes to Washington

     
    Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl spent the end of last week in Washington, D.C., where she joined fellow mayors from across the country for the 8th …...
  • Grants Available to Help Communities Create Green Spaces

     
    Many of us have a community need in mind where we would like to have some green space for kids to play and residents to just walk, sit and visit. But in these tough times funds are not always available. You could make this dream come true with a community...
  • Mayors sports alliance looks to bridge gap between residents, franchise owners

     
    Orlando officials touted the city’s Amway Center at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this morning. The USCM’s annual meeting kicked off today at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal in Orlando. A committee session of the Mayors...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa unveils website to help Los Angeles businesses

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a new city website Thursday designed to make it easy for businesses to find places to build their headquarters, open up a manufacturing plant or launch a retail operation....
  • Mayor Dyer to David Stern: ‘Everyone loses if there is no season’

     
    That’s part of a letter that Dyer and 13 other mayors from cities with NBA franchises sent to Stern, the commissioner of the NBA, and Hunter, the head of the players association....
  • Conference of Mayors says high unemployment with linger for years

     
    Seventy-five metro areas across the U.S. are projected to still have double-digit unemployment rates by the end of this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Almost 50 of those cities are not expected to return to peak...
  • Fewer guns don't mean more butter, Mr. Mayor

     
    U.S. Conference of Mayors is asking Washington "speed up the ending" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
  • A flawed argument for an Afghan withdrawal

     
    This week the U.S. Conference of Mayors, whose members include Orlando's Buddy Dyer,┬ácalled for a “speedier drawdown” of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Spending on the Afghan war is running about $120 billion a year, or $10 billion a month....