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Mayors Call for Infrastructure Deal, Federal Cooperation

Mayors Call for Infrastructure Deal, Federal Cooperation

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Eleanor Lamb
January 23, 2019 2:00 PM, EST

WASHINGTON — Pursuing a federal infrastructure package is a top priority for mayors this year, according to Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C.

Benjamin, who kicked off the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting Jan. 23, identified infrastructure, innovation and inclusion as the three pillars that make up the organization’s most pressing goals.

Members of USCM’s infrastructure task force, led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, have advocated for an infrastructure deal in meetings with administration leaders such as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Benjamin, who also is USCM president, said meetings with leaders and lawmakers will increase this year... FULL ARTICLE

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