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The Ambitious Agenda of U.S. Mayors

Posted in 2012 Elections, Energy Policy, Health Policy, Infrastructure, Mayors, Trade, Transportation

By Rosalind Rubens Newell and Bandele McQueen The U.S. Conference of Mayors gathered recently in Orlando, Florida for its 80th Annual Meeting, hosted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. This bipartisan organization serves as a bellwether for rising issues that are of importance to cities of varying sizes across the country. The programmatic theme for this year’s year’s annual… Continue Reading

Finalizing Public-Private Partnerships Legislation Will Lead To New Infrastructure

Posted in Infrastructure, Legislatures (State), Public-Private Partnerships, Transportation

By Frank Rapoport Two major conferences focusing on public-private partnership (P3) opportunities are set to take place in the coming weeks. The Urban Land Institute’s Global Marketplace Conference on June 7 in Philadelphia will bring together 500 real estate leaders and decision-makers to discuss what’s next in the world of real estate lending, development, planning, design and related services,… Continue Reading

The Northern Tiger: What the U.S. Could Learn From Canada

Posted in Budget, Canada-U.S. Relations, Cross-border Investment, Energy Policy, Infrastructure, Transportation

By Colin Robertson Today, the Aspen Institute‘s program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century is releasing a timely new study focusing on how Canada has successfully addressed fiscal and competitiveness problems similar to those the U.S. is currently facing. With support from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) and authored by Jeremy Leonard, the report describes how… Continue Reading

U.S. Mayors: Challenges and Opportunities in the Current Environment

Posted in Energy Policy, Infrastructure, Mayors, Public-Private Partnerships

By Bandele McQueen Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) convened its 80th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The conference was said to be one of the best yet with strong participation, a stout lineup of speakers, and a dynamic leadership team that will transition from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Philadelphia Mayor… Continue Reading

The Inaugural Post: Welcome to the Politics, Law and Policy Blog

Posted in 2012 Elections, Cybersecurity, Energy Policy, Government Ethics, Health Policy, Infrastructure, Political Law, Tax Policy, Transportation

By Eric Tanenblatt Happy New Year and welcome to the new Politics, Law and Policy Blog: Bipartisan policy insights and political intelligence. This blog is a forum led by members of the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, an international law and public policy firm with offices in nine… Continue Reading