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Mayor Romero's 'State of the City' included in annual study of speeches

The National League of Cities included the most recent "State of the City" address by Tucson Mayor Regina Romero in an annual review of speeches by 60 American mayors from October 2021 to April 2022. ... Read more»

A year later, Arizona city officials call American Rescue Plan aid a lifesaver

President Joe Biden came to the National League of Cities conference this week to tout the success of the American Rescue Plan, which besides tax credits, rental assistance and expanded jobless benefits, directed just over $1 billion to 24 Arizona cities.... Read more»

Biden urges city leaders to take advantage of billions in federal relief funds

President Joe Biden on Monday urged local and city governments to continue to use the $130 billion in funds allocated to them from the American Rescue Plan to help during the pandemic. ... Read more»

As feds crack down on immigration, locals push to protect residents

Arizona city officials said Monday that while federal policy on immigration is shifting under President Donald Trump, municipalities still have a duty to make residents in their cities feel safe – undocumented or otherwise.... Read more»

Two Arizonans join first lady for State of the Union address

Haile Thomas was one of two Arizonans, along with Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, who were invited to join the first lady in the Capitol for the delivery of President Barack Obama’s State of Union address Tuesday.... Read more»

Texas cities join in brief opposing SB 1070

Austin, the City of Laredo and Dallas County are expressing dismay over Arizona's SB 1070 in an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, which will begin hearing the case April 25.... Read more»1