How Obama’s State of the Union ideas are playing at City Hall

January 21, 2015

Gridlock in Washington has left much of the heavy lifting of governance to states, cities and towns. What do city leaders think about President Obama's State of the Union proposals? Judy Woodruff asks Mayor Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, and Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, New Mexico what they hope to see materialize.

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2015 State of the City Address

  • Watch Mayor Steve Benjamin lay out a bold, new vision for Columbia's promise.   
    Watch here.

First Poet Laureate reads poem

  • The City of Columbia proudly introduced Dr. Ed Madden, Columbia's first poet laureate, at Tuesday's State of the City. Dr. Madden read his poem, "The Story of the City," written for the occasion.
    Read the poem here.

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