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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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Government wants to take blighted property neglected after L.A. riots; owner objects 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Ever since the 1992 riots, there have been promises but not changes at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Property owner Eli Sasson has over the years proposed a shopping center, a housing development and an entertainment complex for a vacant lot the size of three football fields in...

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Arlington sets budget without tax rate increase, but warns of costs outpacing growth 22.4.2018 Washington Post
Arlington sets budget without tax rate increase, but warns of costs outpacing growth
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Trump doesn't ignore fair housing and public assistance programs — unfortunately 13.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The day before the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act,, the president issued an executive order that makes it more difficult for poor people to get public assistance.
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Paul Ryan's congressional career is ending, but his legacy of lies will survive 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Say this for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who announced his pending retirement from Congress on Wednesday. Of all his powers, the ability to cloud Washington journalists’ minds was the most remarkable.

Time after time, Ryan would be hailed as a sage: a budget wonk, a “reformer” of Social...

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Boost to affordable housing is part of new $1.3-trillion federal budget 24.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In passing a $1.3-trillion spending package, Congress didn’t just avert a government shutdown. It also provided a boost to affordable housing developers who say their projects have been delayed — even killed — by recent tax law changes.

The reduction in corporate rates this year indirectly lowered...

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Here's what Congress stuffed into its $1.3-trillion spending bill 23.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Wednesday night on a $1.3-trillion federal spending bill, releasing it to the public just 52 hours before a government shutdown deadline. The bill waspassed by both chambers Thursday and signed by President Trump on Friday. The House version...

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Why is Trump raging about the budget? Because Democrats got most of what they wanted. 23.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Why is Trump raging about the budget? Because Democrats got most of what they wanted.
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Congress likely to protect funding for D.C. college-tuition-aid program 23.3.2018 Washington Post
Congress likely to protect funding for D.C. college-tuition-aid program
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Key highlights of the spending bill 22.3.2018 Washington Post
Key highlights of the spending bill
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Congress rebuffs Betsy DeVos, gives Education Dept. an additional $3.9 billion in funding 22.3.2018 Washington Post
Congress rebuffs Betsy DeVos, gives Education Dept. an additional $3.9 billion in funding
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Trump talks up combating opioids, yet his funding shortfall and Medicaid cuts would blunt his plans 20.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump vowed Monday to end the “scourge of drug addiction in America,” even as his administration continues to push significant cuts to healthcare assistance used to combat addiction.

“Failure is not an option,” Trump said in a meandering speech at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire,...

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Affordable housing projects are threatened as tax cuts undermine a source of funding 9.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On 1st Street in Santa Ana — not far from where authorities recently cleared a tent encampment along the Santa Ana River near Angel Stadium — developer Caleb Roope wants to build nearly 1,000 apartments that will be affordable for low-income seniors and families.

But, despite a renewed push from...

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The Health 202: Here are the most interesting things the new HHS secretary said this week 16.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Alex Azar made the rounds on Capitol Hill.
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The Health 202: Alex Azar's first big test: Will he enforce Obamacare? 15.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Idaho presents the new HHS secretary's first big test.
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Daily Digest: Hearts and flowers at the Capitol 14.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some news items worth a read this Wednesday morning.
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The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive 14.2.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive
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Trump's budget sheds light on plans for welfare reform 14.2.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration in recent months has made its stance clear on public assistance and welfare programs: If you're able-bodied and want benefits, you have to work....
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The Finance 202: Trump administration gets real about cost of its tax plan 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Trump administration gets real about cost of its tax plan
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The Health 202: Trump's budget shows he is serious about tackling the opioid crisis 13.2.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Trump's budget shows he is serious about tackling the opioid crisis
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