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  • City Budget Issues
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    City Budget Issues

    Mayors Scott Smith and Stephen Benjamin, in Washington for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, talked about some of the ways they are coping with federal budget issues at the local level.…

  • US Conference of Mayors Energy Efficiency and Renewables
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    Energy Efficiencies and Renewables

    At the U.S. Conference of Mayors, mayors from around the country talked about energy efficiency and renewables. Topics included the Keystone Oil Pipeline.

  • US Exports
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    U.S. Exports

    Panelists talked about ways to increase U.S. exports, the importance of tourism, and attracting business to U.S. cities. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • US Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Press Conference

    Mayors spoke to reporters and released the 2012 State of Metro Economies report. It found that many cities continued to struggle and could take five years to fully recover. They called on…

  • Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Cut Proposals
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    Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Cut Proposals

    Several U.S. Conference of Mayors top officials held a news conference on proposed cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program that passed the U.S. House as part of 2011 federal…

  • Secretary Ray LaHood Remarks
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    Secretary Ray LaHood Remarks

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood delivered remarks at the 2010 Winter U.S. Conference of Mayors. He talked about efforts to funnel federal dollars into local infrastructure and…

  • Economys Impact on Mesa Arizona
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    Economy's Impact on Mesa, Arizona

    Mayor Scott Smith talked about the impact the economy is having on the city of Mesa, stimulus spending, foreclosures, and job loss. He responded to telephone calls and electronic…

  • Urban Fiscal Challenges
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    Urban Fiscal Challenges

    Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the National League of Cities hosted a forum on city fiscal conditions, the responses being undertaken by creative mayors, and the implications for…