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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Villaraigosa: Riding Prop. 13 resentment to Sacramento? [poll]

     
    What do you think of Villaraigosa's move? Is it smart policy-wise but too risky politically? Or is Proposition 13 fine as it is? Take our poll, post your comment or do both....
  • California officials say jobs riding on transportation bill

     
    State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Hunger and homelessness on the rise in U.S cities, mayors report

     
    Americans are gearing up to spend billions of dollars for Christmas and other holiday gifts this year, a time when hunger, poverty and homelessness are all rising, according to Census data and surveys by city officials....
  • 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...