Big City Mayors Seek Bailout

Facing budget and pension fund shortfalls of hundreds of millions of dollars, three big city mayors have requested in a letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson that some of the federal bailout money be directed to cities.
November 17, 2008, 8am PST | Michael Dudley
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"Three big city mayors asked the federal government Friday to use a portion of the $700 billion financial bailout to assist struggling cities.

The three mayors proposed providing loans to help cities pay pension costs. They also want $50 billion in loans for investment in infrastructure, and additional one-year loans to cities unable to borrow cash because of the tight credit markets.

The mayors - Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Shirley Franklin of Atlanta and Phil Gordon of Phoenix - made their request in a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson."

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Published on Friday, November 14, 2008 in Huffington Post
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