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Progressives Get in the Way of Affordable Housing

A good article from NYT. It is my contention that all the special rules including historic preservation also get in the way of affordable housing.

Chicago combines libraries with affordable housing

seems like a great idea

A conservative critiquebofblow income housing tax credit program

This article is accurate from an economic perspective. Unfortunately,there are no other resources to address the needs of low income people requiring housing. Written by Paul Dribin

Mortgage Interest Deduction

Brookings published a good article today in favor of eventually eliminating the mortgage interest deduction. This deduction is regressive and in fact does nothing to encourage homeownership. Housing advocacy groups have urged scaling back the deduction and using the savings to support affordable housing. Written by Paul Dribin

Teachers Can’t Afford Housing

An article in Forbes stated that in many parts of the country, teachers can’t afford to buy housing. This is no surprise to me and is consistent with what I have seen. We need to take measures to lessen the regulatory barriers to housing. Written by Paul Dribin

A thoughtful column on why the General Motors plant expansion In Wentzville is a good idea

This is a no brained

Stenger involved in bribe scheme for development of Jamestown Mall

This fits in with what we have been reading. This is an effort to bribe a County Council member.

Work requirements don’t work for safety net programs | Business Opinion |

We are consistently playing defense to protect social services that are so vital to many black families living in our region. Many of the families in our community rely on
— Read on

This article from the St. Louis American reaffirms my opinion, that work requirements for social welfare programs are ineffective.

GOP conservatives in missouri filibuster bill to allow tax credits for expansion of GM plant in Wentzville

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face

Grand Jury Extended Six Months in Gardner Investigation

This smells foul

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