Mayors’ Group Tries Novel Idea: A Bipartisan Agenda


When Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin, a Democrat, became the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday, he announced that his priority areas would be infrastructure, innovation and inclusion.

Focusing on those particular issues isn’t really remarkable for a local leader these days. But there’s one thing about the platform that is noteworthy: It’s the first time in decades that the organization’s president and vice president have agreed to a two-year bipartisan strategy. Read more>>>