Mayor Nutter—the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors—is looking for Congress to pass a bi-partisan measure that will help raise revenue and stop a scheduled spending sequester. He said that the sequester would depress local budgets and could result in fewer fire fighters and police officers. Mayor Nutter said that he’s not one for name calling, then took a jab at Congress.
“We need to let the public know … how it happened and who is responsible. We the mayors are the ones that have to implement the insanity that comes from Washington, D.C.” [Politico]