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California Assembly Speaker: Housing spending this year is more important than water and parks 18.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Get ready for lots of new spending on California's 2018 ballot 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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What is climate gentrification? 17.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Building greener cities that boost social equity is a priority from coast to coast. But beware of urban resiliency as a 'land grab.'
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Billions in new spending for housing, water, parks and more could be on the 2018 ballot 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
In the last month of the legislative year, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers could be making deals to put billions of dollars in new spending on the 2018 ballot
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Trump’s claim that he has done far more for ‘inner cities’ is dubious 17.8.2017 Washington Post
The president’s assertion reflects a misunderstanding of black communities and is incongruous with his budget proposals, which include stark reductions for programs.
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White House: Gov’t to make health law payments this month 17.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will make this month’s payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday. Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the payments, which help reduce health insurance copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes, […]
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White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month 17.8.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday....
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Taller buildings weighed for Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Taller buildings would be allowed in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, also known as Lower Queen Anne. Across most of Uptown, maximum heights would increase by one or two stories under a plan before the City Council. Closer to South Lake Union, maximums would reach to 160 feet.
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Down-payment and closing-cost help for low-income home buyers 16.8.2017 Washington Post
Down-payment and closing-cost help for low-income home buyers
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Deficit would jump, premiums would rise if Trump ends Obamacare subsidies, Congressional Budget Office says 16.8.2017 LA Times: Business
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Deficit would balloon and premiums would jump if Trump ends healthcare subsidies, budget office says 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The federal deficit would swell and premiums for some health plans would rise sharply if the Trump administration makes good on a threat to cut off subsidies for low- and medium-income buyers of health insurance, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

The report from the nonpartisan budget...

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CBO confirms canceling Obamacare's cost-sharing subsidies would be a disaster — for Republicans 16.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Congressional Budget Office weighed in Tuesday with another of its long-awaited analyses of aspects of repealing or tinkering with the Affordable Care Act. This time the topic is the ACA’s cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which reduce deductibles and co-pays for the lowest-income buyers of...

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Let's stop getting in the way of a good housing development 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Once more, a Los Angeles City Council committee will have an opportunity to jump-start a smart affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. On Tuesday afternoon, the council’s Planning and Land Use Management committee will discuss the Lorena Plaza development at the corner of East 1st and...

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Drug companies are growing less generous in helping patients pay for meds 15.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For 14 years, Encino resident Ed Wright received an expensive prescription medication for free through a drug-industry program intended to assist people with limited or fixed incomes.

Now he’s rationing his doses after a change to the program that imposed a $1,100 deductible before he can get a...

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'Granny pods' help keep Portland affordable 15.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.
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'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable 15.8.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.
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Comcast expands its $9.95/monthly internet services for low-income households 15.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Comcast's Internet Essentials program, which offers discounted broadband service to low-income households, is speeding up and expanding its reach, the company plans to announce on Tuesday.
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An Obamacare insurer flees another state, blaming Trump and the GOP for sabotage 14.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The effort by congressional Republicans and the Trump White House to sabotage the Affordable Care Act reached another milestone Friday when the big insurer Anthem announced it will be pulling out of Virginia’s ACA marketplace next year.

Anthem has been the biggest insurer in the Virginia individual...

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Trump Administration Extends Deadline For Insurers To Decide On Obamacare Markets 14.8.2017 NPR News
The extension leaves time for President Trump to decide whether to continue crucial payments to insurers, and for insurers to figure out how they'd operate without them if they were to disappear.
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A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate 14.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid, a 1960s Great Society pillar long reviled by conservatives, seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation. The federal-state health insurance program for low-income Americans hasn’t achieved the status of Social Security and Medicare, considered practically untouchable by politicians, like an electrified “third rail.” […]
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