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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Villaraigosa speech focuses on transit issues, not L.A. budget woes

     
    Even as city workers protested proposed layoffs outside of his speech, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa avoided talk of layoffs during his annual State of the City address Wednesday, choosing instead to cheerlead a proposed ballot measure that he said...
  • 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...
  • Taxmaggedon’s toll, by district

     
    Just how much more will Americans pay, by congressional district, if Congress allows the current tax cuts on individuals and businesses to expire at the end of the year, and new tax hikes associated with health care reform to kick in? This worst-case...
  • Kiplinger names Orlando high job-growth city

     
    Financial news magazine Kiplinger named Orlando one of eight high job-growth cities, citing a 15 percent job growth and 150, 000 news jobs in the city over the next five years. Kiplinger considered areas with more than one million people and records of...
  • New federal consumer agency still handcuffed by politicians

     
    It really wasn't a surprise that the Senate failed to confirm Richard Cordray this morning as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senate Republicans previously had threatened to block the nomination of any director until the new...
  • Shhhh: on the QT: RPOF to picket Biden’s Orlando visit

     
    updated 3:15 p.m. 06/14/12 with comment from RPOF: The Republican Party of Florida apparently plans to set up a protest picket of the U.S. Conference of Mayors convention in Orlando during Vice President Joe Biden's speech Friday morning. But keep that...
  • Vice President Joe Biden in Orlando Friday to talk to mayors

     
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Orlando Friday to give the keynote address to the annual national conference of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The convention, of mayors from throughout the country, runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Loews Royal...