Gov't Affairs

HUD Rule Intended to End Segregation

The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach. A final Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule due out this month is aimed at ending decades of deep-rooted segregation around the country. The regulations would use… Continue reading HUD Rule Intended to End Segregation

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal

House Passes Gas Tax Patch

The House of Representatives passed a two-month extension of federal transportation funding, delivering a victory to Democrats who have long preferred a shorter extension. The Measure is intended to prevent an interruption in the nation’s infrastructure funding that is currently scheduled to begin on May 31. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is also moving… Continue reading House Passes Gas Tax Patch

Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado Small Business Insurance Options Program will Debut on Time

Unable to meet tight deadlines in the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is delaying parts of a program intended to provide affordable health insurance to small businesses and their employees. The administration cited “operational challenges” as a reason for the one-year delay. However, Colorado is on track to open its Small Business Health Options Program, or… Continue reading Colorado Small Business Insurance Options Program will Debut on Time

Govt - Nation

House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

On April 26th, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA.) The legislation would allow the government to relay cyber threat information to a company to prevent cyber attacks. In the private sector, corporations could alert the government and provide data that could stop an attack intended todisrupt the country's water supply… Continue reading House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation