City finances are in trouble. Next year could be worse.

Aug 13, 2020
A new report from the National League of Cities finds that local governments are seeing big drops in revenue.
The nearly empty streets of New York City in May. City budgets, which fund local infrastructure and services, have been slammed during the pandemic.
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The lasting effects of a record-breaking government shutdown

Jan 25, 2019
The experience has left local leaders re-examining their relationship with the government.
Mayors and U.S. Representatives in Washington, D.C., wait to speak during a press conference calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to end the shutdown on Jan. 24, 2019.
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Nation’s mayors hold 'day of action' on ACA

Feb 22, 2017
Civic leaders sound an alarm on repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement.
Dr. Martha Perez examines Maria Lebron in a room at the Community Health of South Florida, Doris Ison Health Center.
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Latino political clout grows in cities

Jul 4, 2016
The U.S. Conference of Mayors launches a new Latino Alliance chaired by Mayor Eric Garcetti of L.A., the city with the most Hispanics nationwide.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will chair a new Latino Alliance of Mayors.
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City mayors back immigration reform

Jun 21, 2013
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ supports immigration reform as a way to reduce city expenses and grow local economies.

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