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Consensus Continues to Build: Renter Burden is High and Projected to Grow Even More

Last month, Enterprise Community Partners and the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015-2025. The white paper examines how demographic and economic trends over the next decade are likely to affect the near-record number of renters with severe housing cost burdens – that is, paying more than half their income in rent. 265 more words

Affordable Housing

October Round Up

Service Improvement Program and Faculty Restructure

Over recent months we have been focusing on the change processes surrounding the Service Improvement Program and more recently the Faculty restructure. 1,159 more words


House Majority Leader McCarthy Pulls Out of House Speaker Race

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced today that he is pulling out of the race to succeed retiring House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). McCarthy made his surprise announcement at the start of a Republican meeting convened to choose the party’s nominee. 427 more words

Federal Issue

By cutting costs, Pentagon’s acquisition chief says U.S. is losing its technological edge

There’s some good news and bad news in this year’s annual assessment about the way the Pentagon spends its hundreds of billions of dollars. The good news, according to Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall, is that a range of measures put in place over the last half-decade have made a positive impact on the Pentagon’s buying power while trimming costs across a range of major defense programs. 737 more words


Defunding Planned Parenthood is the Wrong Solution to a Real Problem

The Setup

Last week was my birthday week, so needless to say I wasn’t following the news as much as I usually do. Typically I rely on C-SPAN live streams to watch hearings at the Capitol, presidential candidate debates and interviews, and the like. 2,015 more words


Why the Federal Government Fails So Often

This blog is about the major fiscal and economic problems of our country and specifically our stagnant economy (2% real growth for the past six years) and massive federal debt (the public debt, on which we pay interest, is 74% of GDP, the highest since WWII). 320 more words

Jack Heidel

Federal Update: NSBA Urges Congress to Reauthorize ESEA

From the National School Boards Association (NSBA):

NSBA Urges Congress to Reauthorize ESEA

NSBA and nine national education organizations urged Congress to complete the re-authorization of the… 623 more words

Federal Issue