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  • PA mayors sign onto letter saying sequestration is a threat to metro economies.

     
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Allentown chief executive Ed Pawlowski are among the urban mayors who have signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders warning that federal budget sequestration could have a harsh effect on the nation's metro...
  • Bully for Buddy

     
    The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter recently to the leaders of both parties in Congress (Reid, McConnell, Boehner and Pelosi), urging them to come up with a budget deal that avoids the $1.2 trillion in across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to...
  • Villaraigosa presses for immigration reform in Washington speech

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was back in the nation’s capital, delivering a high-profile speech in support of overhauling immigration laws but sidestepping questions about his future once his mayoral term ends....
  • Medical Marijuana Brings With it All Kinds of Other Speculation

    Medical Marijuana Brings With it All Kinds of Other Speculation
    Pot entrepreneurs are looking at potential medical marijuana growing sites in New Britain, Middletown, Bridgeport, Waterbury and Watertown. Venture capitalists are weighing dope investment opportunities. U.S. mayors are urging the feds to back off and let...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent

    Baltimore water bills could rise by 15 percent
    Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday. The projected rate hike follows years of increases and will bring a...
  • State spent $5,600 on O'Malley's security at Super Bowl

    State spent $5,600 on O'Malley's security at Super Bowl
    Maryland State Police spent more than $5,600 on Gov. Martin O'Malley's security during his Super Bowl trip earlier this year, officials said Monday. During O'Malley's trip to New Orleans, his Executive Protection Unit spent $5,627 for airfare, meals,...
  • 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...
  • In Charlotte, one man stood up for the poor -- and it wasn't Barack Obama

    Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column. I could be writing the expected narrative from a conservative at the...
  • Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines

    Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines
    Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...