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Mayor Anthony Williams Featured in The Washington Post

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MLA’s Anthony Williams is featured in The Washington Post article, “Anthony Williams earned the title of D.C.’s ‘mayor for life’.” Williams (D) began reshaping the city in 1995 as its first independent chief financial officer. Upon becoming mayor in 1999, he created a durable municipal government and infrastructure that have enhanced the character and quality… Continue Reading

Steve Labovitz Quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Posted in Georgia, Mayors

MLA’s Steve Labovitz was quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, “Proposal to close downtown tax district meets with opposition.“  Though the Eastside TAD was created in 2003, it hit several snags and didn’t get off the ground until just before the recession hit, which effectively halted construction. “The Eastside TAD is almost in its infantile… Continue Reading

2012 Election Results and Post Election Discussion

Posted in 2012 Elections, Attorneys General, Congress, Governors, Legislatures (State), Mayors

By Eric Tanenblatt and Joseph Dowley With the 2012 elections concluded, we are pleased to provide this recap of the Presidential, Congressional, and State race results. We also invite you to click here to download a full report from our updated 50 State Resource Center, a comprehensive database focusing on economic and political affairs in… Continue Reading

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

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