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Closing the New Affordable Housing Gaps 27.8.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson A low-income housing complex under construction in St. Louis, Missouri Robert Goldman always kept close tabs on Capitol Hill tax talk. Reform proposals had been bopping around Capitol Hill in recent years, but nothing had happened.  Before the 2016 election, the Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), a non-profit affordable housing organization in Silver Spring, Maryland, that Goldman heads, had started the intricate financing process required to renovate Parkview Manor, a 1950s-era complex of more than 50 low-rise garden-style apartments that the nonprofit organization owns in Hyattsville, Maryland, a northeastern suburb of Washington. Designed for people of modest means, many housing developers see garden apartments as a tear-down worthy relics of a bygone era. Luxury buildings with more and smaller apartments are all the rage now, ones that command higher rent than fewer dwellings on a larger tract of land can. But since MHP owns the affordable housing development, Parkview ...
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Task force recommends ways to address critical shortage of affordable housing 22.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An affordable housing task force appointed last year by Gov. Dayton is recommending broad changes in funding, technology and regulation to meet a statewide demand for affordable housing.
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House Republicans Chat With Ben Carson About Civility, Instead of Housing Discrimination 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
“You talk about your mom a lot, and I know you just lost her as well. I’m sorry for your loss,” Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) said to Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson during an oversight hearing on Wednesday. “But if you were acting uncivil, and you told your mother, ‘But […]
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The Democrats' Response 21.6.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  On a summer day in 1981, a disconsolate House Speaker Tip O’Neill sat “slumped in a chair far to the rear of the House floor” (as Thomas Edsall recalled the scene in his 1984 book The New Politics of Inequality) and watched his colleagues vote to end the New Deal order. The vote was on a Republican substitute to a tax bill sent to the floor by the Democratic majority on the House Ways and Means Committee; the substitute cut taxes by $749 billion, bringing down the rate on the highest incomes from 70 percent to 50 percent, lowering the capital gains tax, and reducing the inheritance tax—the first tax reduction since the 1920s, Edsall wrote, “skewed in favor of the rich.” To O’Neill, the unkindest cut was not that the Republican measure passed, but that it passed with the support of 48 of his fellow House Democrats. Most of them represented majority-white districts in the South—districts that today are ...
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The Broad Support for Taxing the Wealthy 20.6.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Summer 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  The 2018 elections in November could be as important to Democrats as the anti-Obamacare 2010 wave election that shaped American politics for almost a decade was to Republicans—if Democrats don’t let ’em hide from their tax scam for the rich. And we do not yet know whether Democrats will get it right. As Democrats allowed issues of health care, Medicare, Medicaid, and the tax cuts to move to the sidelines, the national generic vote has narrowed and Trump’s approval rating has crept up. Democrats have deferred to the Republicans on the economy, even though it remains the simplest, most important determinant of the off-year congressional vote, and even though the Democratic base and swing voters are deeply suspicious of what Trump and the congressional Republicans are doing passing a tax cut for the rich. Am I really recommending that we run in 2018 on raisingtaxes? Yes. We will raise taxes on the rich. Count ...
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New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
New Zealand’s government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and schools and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip.
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New Zealand plans to spend billions on hospitals, education 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
New Zealand’s government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip.
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Why the Seattle 'head tax' is relevant to the nation 16.5.2018 Washington Post
Why the Seattle 'head tax' is relevant to the nation
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Trump’s brutal policies target the most vulnerable Americans 15.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The administration is using the pretense of fiscal responsibility to slash programs for the poor and people of color.
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With a week left, lots to do at Capitol 14.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Taxes, public works, and the governor'c call for emergency school spending are just some of the issues facing lawmakers in the final week of the 2018 session.
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Why Antonio Villaraigosa should be California's next governor 12.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The Times Editorial Board endorsed former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor.
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Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they’re the key to his political future. 11.5.2018 Washington Post
Over the first 15 months of the Trump presidency, The Post visited the Midwest for extended and sometimes repeated interviews with residents. What emerged is a story of how attitudes toward the president have changed, told through the voices of people in a unique part of Trump Nation.
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Jelly Bellies and big spending: Inside the GOP struggle to sell voters on its tax law 11.5.2018 Washington Post
Party leaders and outside groups are scrambling to do more to sell voters on their signature legislative achievement amid poor polling numbers, rank-and-file members who lack a consistent message and a president who refuses to focus on the issue.
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Jelly Bellies and big spending: Inside the GOP struggle to sell voters on its tax law 10.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Republican leaders and campaign officials are scrambling to do more to sell voters on their signature legislative achievement - a $1.5 trillion tax cut - amid poor polling numbers, rank-and-file members who lack a consistent message and a president who refuses to focus on the issue.
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A single law is devastating the affordability of housing in California. Repeal Costa-Hawkins 8.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Real estate speculation and price-gouging are driving Californians to impossible commutes, overcrowded housing, and into the streets. According to a 2014 UCLA study, California is the least affordable state and Los Angeles is the least affordable city for renters in the nation. A third of Angelenos...

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The Health 202: No one wants to be the big, bad wolf of drug costs 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: No one wants to be the big, bad wolf of drug costs
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Happy Hour Roundup 8.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
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Trump wants a $15 billion spending cut. That's about 1 percent of the cost of his tax bill. 8.5.2018 Washington Post
Trump wants a $15 billion spending cut. That's about 1 percent of the cost of his tax bill.
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Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on Children’s Health Insurance Program 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The plan would cut previously approved spending with the goal of tempering conservative angst over ballooning deficits. An administration official said Democrats should recognize that much of the package represents untapped accounts.
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Alexandria passes budget with no tax rate increase 4.5.2018 Washington Post
Alexandria passes budget with no tax rate increase
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