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  • Mayors Call for Preventing 'Paid Prioritization' on Internet

    The country's mayors passed a resolution on Monday urging the FCC, Congress and the White House to support robust net neutrality rules, including those that would prevent Internet providers from charging content providers to obtain preferential access...
  • Economic recovery marked by lower-paying jobs, analysis finds

    The U.S. economy this year recovered all of the jobs lost during the recession, but the new jobs pay an average of 23% less than the ones lost in the downturn, according to a new analysis. Job losses in the higher-paying manufacturing and construction...
  • Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says

    Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says
    The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today. The report, “U.S. Metro Economies: Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.,&...
  • Mayors To Consider Resolution Urging FCC to Classify Internet Like a Utility

    When the U.S. Conference of Mayors gathers in Dallas this weekend, among the many resolutions they will consider is one urging the FCC to take a controversial step as a way to establish strong net neutrality rules. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San...
  • Free trip to Saudi Arabia OK for mayors Lori Moseley, Joy Cooper, city attorneys rule

    Free trip to Saudi Arabia OK for mayors Lori Moseley, Joy Cooper, city attorneys rule
    [UPDATED with second legal opinion] Two Broward County mayors can fly to Saudi Arabia and have their expenses paid by the Royal Embassy without violating Broward's strict no-gifts ban, attorneys ruled. And if they want to bring a spouse along, all...
  • Baltimore to pay $200,000 to family of electrocuted girl

    Baltimore to pay $200,000 to family of electrocuted girl
    The city of Baltimore is set to approve a $200,000 settlement with the family of a 14-year-old Randallstown girl who was electrocuted in 2006 while stretching during a church softball game in Druid Hill Park, ending a years-long legal battle. But for...
  • Mayor, Pratt exchange gifts -- but what?

    Mayor, Pratt exchange gifts -- but what?
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts. They just can't agree on what was exchanged. The mayor reported...
  • About Frank Ortis

    About Frank Ortis
    Mayor Frank C. Ortis has been a resident of Pembroke Pines since 1977 and has a long history of service to his community. Mayor Frank C. Ortis has had more than 18 years of experience as a civic leader.  His first municipal appointment was in 1994.  After...
  • Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer

    Some TV stations rise to challenge of covering Baltimore's bloody summer
    On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
  • The case for marijuana dispensaries in Glendale

    In June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously approved a resolution at their annual meeting calling for the federal government to end the wasteful war on marijuana. In late August, the U.S. Department of Justice took the step of allowing Washington...
  • Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union

    Baltimore curfew push questioned by ACLU, police union
    With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas. And though Police Commissioner...