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decline confronted with a succession of crises which shake the country in depth, the central power and the mayors understood that they could do nothing without the other, nor the 'one against the other.

A change in manifesto marked the 104th Congress of Mayors of France which ended, Thursday, November 24, in Paris. In place of the muscular exchanges which had opposed last year the vice-president (Socialist Party, PS) of the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), André Laignel, to the Head of State, a more cooperative spirit blew on the event. Emmanuel Macron certainly did not demonstrate any special respects for the AMF staff, but he took all his time on Wednesday to wander the mayors. Applause welcomed the closing speech pronounced the next day by the Prime Minister.

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In front of the mayors of France, Emmanuel Macron plays the appeasement

since his appointment to Matignon, Elisabeth Borne is working to restore the thread of a dialogue undermined for five years by the rise of a deaf hostility between the managers From the main association of local elected officials, dominated by Les Républicains (LR) and the PS, and the President of the Republic. "The State seems to have scratched the word" confidence "of its dictionary", had publicly accused André Laignel, in November 2021, at the dawn of the presidential campaign, which was to see Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo and Valérie and Valérie compete Pécresse. "The debate of elected officials against the state is deadly. The state is you too, "said, scathing, the head of state.

Why the property tax may increase in 2023

 Why the property tax may increase in 2023 in Paris, the increase will be 52 % next year © Mourad Allili/SIPA The mayors could increase the property tax 2023. Tax - in Paris, L 'Increase will be 52% next year little inclined so far to increase their property tax , the mayors could be tempted to use this tax lever in 2023, one of the only ones at their disposal, to preserve public services and meet the explosion of their energy expenses.

The lessons of the incident seem to be drawn today. Faced with a succession of crises that shake the country in depth, the central power and the mayors understood that they could do nothing without the other, nor against the other. The release of the crisis of "yellow vests" had featured the taster couple. At low noise, the links tightened during the management of the pandemic. Today they cannot be distentea while the ecological transition will deeply upset the territories and the lifestyles.

Search for compromise

between the two actors, the friction subjects have not disappeared. Mayors and business leaders fear the impact on local finances of energy prices. They do not bear that Bercy tries to supervise the evolution of their expenses while the State is struggling to discipline itself. On this last point, Elisabeth Borne gave a serious pledge on Thursday, announcing that there would be no sanctions if this or that community ventured to get out of the framework.

Hakeem Jeffries launched his bid to be Nancy Pelosi's successor. Some see him as a positive force for racial justice, but others are concerned about his silence toward left-wing progressive issues.

  Hakeem Jeffries launched his bid to be Nancy Pelosi's successor. Some see him as a positive force for racial justice, but others are concerned about his silence toward left-wing progressive issues. The congressman has advocated for racial justice and voting rights, but has also remained silent toward other progressive issues like the environment.Jeffries, a Brooklyn native, would make history by becoming the first Black lawmaker to lead a party in Congress. And, at 52, Jeffries would represent a generational change from the current House Democratic leaders, who are three decades his senior (Pelosi is 82 years old).

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government the other sensitive subject, it is "the new step" of decentralization that elected officials have been calling for years of their wishes without managing to find common ground with the executive. Put on the site by the President of the Republic, it will be the barometer of new relations which have just sampled.

The political climate contributes many in search of dialogue and compromise: loss of credibility of political actors, electoral dynamics of the national rally against the backdrop of medical deserts and crisis in public services. Everything today pushes the government and the mayors to unite their forces to try to provide rapid and concrete answers to the citizens, such as the implementation of France Services houses, action plans to wake up city centers, etc. . So paradoxical that it may seem, the weakening of LR and the PS to the last presidential election combined with the loss of the absolute majority by the President of the Republic have done a lot to make the relationship between central power and the mayors between, Finally, in the age of reason.

gathered in Paris, mayors have shared their "things that work"

Congress is about to get a little bit younger, with lawmakers' median age dropping by two-and-a-half years .
However, assuming current membership holds, Congress would have 137 members over the age of 70 on December 1, 2024, a new record.But on January 3, that will change — at least a bit.

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