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FCC head seeks to narrow 'digital divide' with new proposal 28.5.2015 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access....
FCC head seeks to narrow 'digital divide' with new proposal 28.5.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 U.S. cities stack up 28.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released ...
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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up 28.5.2015 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday....
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Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up 28.5.2015 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.
Skeptics of Housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park Get an Opening 28.5.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The de Blasio administration says it will seek state approval for the affordable housing it wants on the site. That opens a forum for those who don’t ...
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Walsh report: Boston is ahead of pace on middle-class housing 28.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Walsh report: Boston is ahead of pace on middle-class housing
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Met Council seeks dismissal of fair housing complaint 28.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three cities say the Met Council has intentionally concentrated low-income rental housing in impoverished areas. The Met Council contends it cannot withhold money from cities that don't meet housing goals.
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Health law court case winner could be political loser 27.5.2015 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political ...
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Free solar panels for low-income CA homeowners, funded by cap & trade system 27.5.2015 TreeHugger
The Golden State is investing some of its carbon cap & trade fees into clean energy for low income homeowners through a partnership with the nonprofit Grid Alternatives.
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GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare 26.5.2015 Seattle Times: Local
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would […]
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GOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare 26.5.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage ...
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‘Ugly’ potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case 26.5.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s health care law. But it’s Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control. A likely reason: Twenty-six of the 34 states that would […]
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Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process 25.5.2015 LA Times: Opinion
As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or physical disabilities that they are essentially...
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'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case 25.5.2015 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage ...
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Denver's forgotten Real Estate corner heats up 24.5.2015 Denver Post: Business
Southwest Denver has long served as a refuge for those seeking urban affordability, from first-time buyers to residents pushed out of the city's gentrifying ...
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Has Child Care Policy Finally Come of Age? 23.5.2015 American Prospect
AP Photo/Brett Flashnick A soldier visits her son at a day-care facility at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The 1989 Military Child Care Act created a system of child-care centers with features civilian parents can only dream of.  By Elizabeth Palley and Corey S. Shdaimah 288 pp. New York University Press $30 The Democratic Party is now turning to a new agenda for parents: not just an expanded earned income tax credit and child tax credit, but also paid family leave, universal preschool, and free community college. President Barack Obama encapsulated the message in his 2015 State of the Union address when he asserted that “affordable, high-quality child care … [is] not a nice-to-have—it’s a must-have.” He even made the children-as-social-good argument that’s been missing from the American discussion of family policy: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.” The question now is whether, at long ...
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Taking Big Steps Towards Energy Efficiency for All in Maryland 23.5.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, State/Federal Policy & Practice Director, Urban Solutions, Washington, D.C.: Mountain View Apartments, Cumberland, MD courtesy of Rudy Matthews photography This weekend, my Memorial Day observance will include toasting a historic two weeks of regulatory activity in favor of low-income utility customers in Maryland, particularly those most underserved of...
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Efforts to curb solar industry subsidies fail amid opposition from Iron Rangers 22.5.2015 MinnPost
An effort to curb state subsidies and other perks for Minnesota firms making solar panels fizzled in the final days of the legislative session amid opposition from an Iron Range company with political ties to the DFL. But the company, Silicon Energy of Mountain Iron, will soon face scrutiny on another front. Auditor Jim Nobles Legislative Auditor James Nobles says he will investigate the $7 million in government loans for Silicon Energy as part of a wider probe of a state agency’s controversial economic development projects. “Given the size and importance of it, it will be in our scope, for sure,” Nobles said. Nobles is evaluating whether the agency, the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB), has made smart bets with loans and grants intended to create jobs in northern Minnesota. The agency uses taconite taxes paid by mining companies to finance economic development.    Silicon Energy has fallen far short of its goals for job creation despite the IRRRB loans and the state subsidies. Some ...
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Rents are half the Queen Anne norm at revitalized apartments 22.5.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
A 50-unit apartment building in pricey Queen Anne has been renovated for low-income workers, thanks to a new funding mechanism that supplements regular financing with private capital by socially motivated investors.
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