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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...
  • Allentown gets $120K for its winning child obesity prevention program

     
    For its winning childhood obesity prevention program, Allentown accepted a $120,000 check Wednesday. In January, the city announced it won a first-place national award -- and the cash prize -- for the city's fruit-and-vegetable green cart. Today,...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond

    Antonio Villaraigosa's goals for L.A. and beyond
    In a corny old movie, they'd illustrate this bit with pages flying off a calendar: Antonio Villaraigosa has about 10 months left as mayor of Los Angeles, and although his name is bruited about for higher office, City Hall is where he says wants to be. Not...
  • Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
  • 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...
  • 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....