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stated on March 8, 2023 in a tweet
The 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was “an American intel op against Trump.”
stated on October 26, 2022 in a news conference.
“I don’t get involved in the hiring and firing of police chiefs.”
stated on September 9, 2021 in a debate
“Three percent is not a modest tax increase, if you own a $100,000 home in the city of Buffalo, that means an extra $300 a year.”
George P. Bush
stated on August 13, 2020 in a tweet
Says a video shared to his social media shows vehicles with broken windows in a parking garage used by state agencies in Texas on “the same night the City of Austin voted to cut $150 million” from the police department.”
stated on June 16, 2020 in a news conference.
On conducting a national search for a new Richmond police chief.
stated on June 14, 2020 in an appearance on WISN-TV's "UpFront"
"Our health department, our city and our county declared racism as a public health crisis last year.”
stated on March 2, 2020 in a Tweet
Michael Bloomberg “did not poll well as mayor in handling crisis!”
stated on January 30, 2020 in a news release
During his tenure as mayor of New York City, “street homelessness decreased by 28 percent.”
stated on November 20, 2019 in a public forum
Says since he took office, the City of Milwaukee has seen the creation of 7,000 new affordable housing units.
stated on January 1, 2020 in a television ad
"Mayor Bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40 percent, covering 700,000 more New Yorkers"
stated on November 5, 2019 in a Facebook post
"These are real ads running in New York City calling for the removal of ‘trash’ which includes white people, Trump supporters, and Christians."
stated on October 10, 2019 in a tweet
"The City of Austin is dedicating more than $20,000 PER HOMELESS PERSON in Austin."
stated on September 28, 2018 in a Facebook post
As mayor of Newark, N.J., Cory Booker "stole $600,000 from a city water authority and laundered it through his law firm."
stated on October 7, 2019 in a statement to the press
Minneapolis "city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs" related to a Trump rally, "more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Barack Obama."
Bill de Blasio
stated on May 17, 2019 in an interview
"We’ve lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty in the last five years."
stated on April 27, 2019 in a Facebook post
Says Bill de Blasio is "banning hot dog sales to stop climate change."
stated on April 24, 2019 in in a tweet
Says one year ago, "no cities in the South had guaranteed paid sick days."
stated on March 6, 2019 in
On tax increases.
stated on March 5, 2019 in a tweet
Says the percentage of officers the Chicago Police Board fired after hearing their cases or who chose to resign prior to a board hearing roughly doubled during her tenure.
stated on November 14, 2018 in a press release
Says Susana Mendoza’s assertion that she fought efforts to hike vehicle sticker prices when she was Chicago’s city clerk "is absurd … Mendoza pushed a draconian sticker penalty program."
After hottest month on record, can novel solutions address ‘urban heat islands’?
By Tom Kertscher • August 17, 2023
Kevin Faulconer Wants To Tackle California's Homelessness Crisis. What Did He Do As San Diego Mayor?
By Chris Nichols • July 23, 2021
How states are enforcing coronavirus stay-at-home orders
By Miriam Valverde • April 2, 2020
Fact-checking a Miami Beach Commissioner’s statement about coronavirus and first responders
By Amy Sherman • March 18, 2020
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