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Ensure Legislators Know The Impact of Your Work

The last several months have seen a whirlwind of political activity with the talk of tax reform, proposed elimination of pretty much every program that supports the work of community economic development practitioners across our great state and the discussion of elimination of nearly every safety net that we have in place to help low-… Read more »

President Trump Releases 2018 Budget Recommendations

The White House released their budget proposal on May 23, cutting $4.3 trillion over 10 years and including steep cuts to many domestic non-defense programs. About half of those cuts come from changes in programs including Medicaid, food assistance and federal student loans. The budget also includes steep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (31… Read more »

Fiscal Year 2018 Proposed Budget

Written by Sarah Torrico, Policy Intern The Trump administration has rolled out what they’re calling their “skinny budget” proposal for fiscal year 2018. Many are taking note of the budget’s plan to severely cut and even eliminate multiple social equity programs. While Trump and his team are positioning this to be a strike against what… Read more »

HUD Budget Slashed in Trump’s Administration Proposal

Written by Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist As you may be aware, there was an article in the Washington Post this morning summarizing leaked documents from the Trump Administration that call for a 14% cut to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that you can read by clicking here. The article points out… Read more »

Dodd-Frank Rollbacks Expected

Written by Sarah Torrico, Policy Intern The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, simply referred to as Dodd-Frank, is an Obama-era response to the 2007-2008 financial crisis. President Trump has indicated he has plans to roll back the Act, despite objection from many including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The methods used by… Read more »

Trump’s Executive Order and What It Means for the Affordable Healthcare Act

Written by Tristyn Walton, Policy Intern Since the primaries, President Trump has been intent on repealing President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA). If there was any doubt to the contrary, one of his first official actions in office was the signing of an executive order to “minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the… Read more »

A Review of Paul Ryan’s ‘A Better Way’ Plan: Part 3

Written by Sarah Torrico, Policy Intern The Reagan administration drastically reformed America’s tax policy, and Paul Ryan says it’s time for another big change. Like in the eighties, Ryan suggests that the public, as well as congress, are tired of the current system. In his proposal A Better Way, the three main objectives include: simplifying… Read more »

A Review of Paul Ryan’s ‘A Better Way’ Plan: Part 2

Written by Sarah Torrico, Policy Intern On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans unveiled an agenda entitled “A Better Way”, that Ryan says demonstrates what Republicans hope to achieve with the election wins of November. In the portion entitled “A Better Way to Fix Health Care”, the proposal details proposed changes to… Read more »

A Review of Paul Ryan’s ‘A Better Way’ Plan: Part 1

Written by Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist This is part 1 of a 3 part series. ____________________________________ “The policy principles lay out how the House aims to tackle a wide rage of poverty-related issues, including welfare programs, education, food access, retirement services and access to banking and credit.” ____________________________________   On Tuesday, June 7, 2016,… Read more »

Proposed HUD Rule on FMRs

Written by Heidi Kurniawan, Policy Intern The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a proposed rule that aims to give low-income residents more choice by reworking the Section 8 housing-voucher program. The current program gives housing assistance through coupons that cover a portion of rents, and for a number of reasons, these vouchers… Read more »