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  • Opening General Session
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    Opening General Session

    Government leaders met to discuss ways that local governements are dealing with a variety of concerns, such as public safety, unfunded federal mandates, local economies and providing city services. Speaking…

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  • Annual Survey of City Fiscal Conditions
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    Annual Survey of City Fiscal Conditions

    The National League of Cities released its annual survey of the fiscal conditions pf U.S. cities. Data from general budgets, tax revenues and issues affecting city finances such as health…

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  • Law Enforcement Officials Rally
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    Law Enforcement Officials' Rally

    From the White House South Lawn, President Clinton informed a group of mayors and law enforcement officials that, two American helicopters, flying in Northern Iraq as part of Operation Provide Comfort to…

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  • Urban Issues
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    Urban Issues

    Mayor James and others talked with reporters about the five objectives of the National League of Cities, including a reduction in unfunded mandates and stronger crime legislation.

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  • National League of Cities
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    National League of Cities

    Mayor James briefed reporters on the national agenda and priorities of the National League of Cities.

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  • Closing Plenary Session
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    Closing Plenary Session

    A series of speakers, including Secretary Bentsen and Ms Edelman discussed economic and legislative goals for the coming year. Ms. Edelman spoke about gun violence in the U.S. and stated that “more…

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  • Community Policing Grants Announcement
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    Community Policing Grants Announcement

    The president and vice president spoke by telephone to mayors of several large cities who will share the first $50 million in federal grants to be used specifically for placing more…

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  • Unfunded Federal Mandates
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    Unfunded Federal Mandates

    Local and federal officials spoke about the need to ban unfunded federal mandates on state and local governments. Following opening statements, they took questions from reporters concerning…

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  • Fiscal Conditions of US Cities
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    Fiscal Conditions of U.S. Cities

    Members of the National League of Cities spoke in a news conference to announce the release of the 1993 survey of the fiscal status of American cities. The survey found a record high number…

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  • Presidential Economic Proposals
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    Presidential Economic Proposals

    Mayor Fraser discussed the economic problems of cities and President Clinton’s proposed economic stimulus plan.

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  • The State of Urban America
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    The State of Urban America

    Representatives of the National League of Cities spoke in a news conference on the urban policy proposals forwarded by President-elect Clinton during the campaign, and also on the release…

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  • Save Our Cities and Save Our Children
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    Save Our Cities and Save Our Children

    Residents of cities throughout the United States gathered in Washington DC to protest the state of American cities and their many related social problems. Many important political figures…

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  • Democratic Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Candidates Debate

    Governor Brown and Governor Clinton answered questions from the chief executives of cities in the New York area. They focused on issues of importance to the urban voters of New York City.

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