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Republican SNAP Cuts Make It Harder for Local Governments

(42) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 2:39 PM

This week House Republicans voted again to take food from the mouths of our most vulnerable citizens. After failing to get support for a $20 billion cut in food stamps during farm bill negotiations earlier this year, on Thursday Republicans passed an even larger reduction of $40 billion from the...

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Tourism An Important Pillar Of Growth For Urban Economies

(4) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 7:30 AM

As thousands of Democratic National Convention delegates descend on the great City of Charlotte, North Carolina, mayors across the country are reminded of just how important our convention, tourism and hospitality industries are for our local economies.

In Baltimore, we have made smart investments in tourism to...

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Baltimore's Latest Employment Efforts Start In The Neighborhoods

(2) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 11:34 AM

Every week, I meet individuals and families hit hard by the Great Recession. Recently, I met Bruce, a skilled laborer who lost a job that paid a living wage and who is now working a minimum-wage job to provide for his family. Too many times, he has been forced to...

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