Anger of the Wily Stalkers

Mayors assail Reagan's budget slashes

More than three-fourths of all Americans live in urban areas that have populations of 30,000 or more. Thus it was no minor political matter when the Reagan Administration last week managed to antagonize the highest elected officials of the nation's cities. Meeting in Minneapolis, the 50th annual conference of mayors bristled with charges that the Administration was virtually abandoning a half-century-old tradition of federal financial help for the cities and was, in effect, telling them to "drop dead."* "There is no other national government anywhere in the world...

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