NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is offering European cities millions of dollars to be government groundbreakers. He's tapping his personal fortune to extend his city-as-civic-laboratory campaign overseas as the end of his own tenure nears.
He was in London on Tuesday to invite about 600 sizeable European cities to compete for 9 million euros — about $12 million — in prizes from his personal foundation. The contest is for novel plans to improve urban life.
The competition could signal how Bloomberg aims to maintain and broaden his impact on government after his 12-year tenure ends in December.
The contest is open to cities with 100,000 or more residents in 40 countries.
It's modeled on a Bloomberg Philanthropies competition that awarded $9 million to five U.S. cities this year.
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The attorney for a state cop fired last week for shooting at a minivan full of kids tells News 13 her client deserves his job back.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.