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    State and Local Tax Systems

    Matthew Gardner talked about the fairness of state and local tax systems in each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia and what this means as people file their income taxes. He…

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    Don Mathis on Community Block Grants

    Don Mathis talked about Community Services Block Grants which give federal dollars to communities to provide a range of services and activities to assist the needs of low-income individuals…

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    Mayor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    Justin Nickels spoke by phone about his election as mayor of Manitowoc at 22 years old. He’s a grocery store cashier and college student, and has previously been elected twice to the City…

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    Economic Stimulus Legislation

    Panelists talked about the potential impact of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on state and local governments. They talked about the mechanisms of money…

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    Detroit Mayoral Inauguration

    Former City Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr., was formally sworn in as mayor of Detroit in a ceremony held in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. He had taken the oath of office at…

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    Detroit Mayor Perjury Investigation Response

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his lawyer responded to charges of perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, and misconduct in office, among other charges the Wayne…

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    Detroit Mayor Perjury Investigation

    Kym Worthy announced that she is charging Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick with perjury; and charging both the Mayor and his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty with conspiracy to…

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    Detroit State of the City Address

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick delivered his seventh state of the city address in the Orchestra Hall inside of the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. At the conclusion of his speech…

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    Urban Crime

    Attorney General Mukasey spoke about the federal-local partnership for reducing violent crime to a meeting of mayors and business leaders. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman presided over the…

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    Urban Issues

    At the opening plenary session Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer delivered his president’s address, “'08 Mayors 10-Point Plan: Strong Cities, Strong Families, for a Strong America.” The points included a energy…

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    Hunger and Homelessness Survey

    The panelists talked about a report that was released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the problems of hunger and homelessness. They said that economic issues such as poverty, high…

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    Legislative Issues

    House Majority Leader John Boehner spoke at the Association’s conference, “America’s Town Meeting: Celebrating 30 Years as the Voice of Towns and Townships in Washington.” He talked about…

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    Reflections on Careers in Government

    As part of a C-SPAN and Cox Communications project to encourage dialog between students and national leaders, Donna Frye spoke to high school students outside on the football field about…

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    Downtown: My Manhattan

    Mr. Hamill talked about his book Downtown: My Manhattan, published by Little, Brown. He was interviewed by Leonard Lopate and gave a personal account of Manhattan describing the…

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    Legislative Issues

    At the annual legislative conference county officials heard from Ms. Ifill who talked about her experiences as a reporter and PBS television personality. Rep. Davis talked about states'…

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    Politicking: How to Get Elected...

    Mr. Rauch talked about his book Politicking: How to Get Elected, Take Action, and Make an Impact in Your Community, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The author offered his advice on…

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    County Officials Legislative Conference

    County officials from across the country attended the National Association of Counties' 2004 Legislative Conference at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Secretary of Transportation Minetta highlighted the…

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    County Officials Legislative Conference

    Secretary Ridge talked about the first year of the Homeland Security Department and credited the cooperation of local authorities for the department’s success. Secretary Ridge unveiled a new plan…

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    County Officials Legislative Conference

    EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt spoke to county officials from around the nation about the state of environmental awareness in the country and the economic impact of pollution. He said that…

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    Housing and Urban Issues

    Secretary Martinez talked about the plans for his department and about administration policy. A Federal Emergency Management Agency official presented awards for county disaster preparation…

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