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Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

/   Jim Tankersley, The New York Times

WASHINGTON — A little-noticed section in the $1.5 trillion tax cut that President Trump signed into law late last month is drawing attention from venture capitalists, state government officials and mayors across America. … By Jim Tankersley, The New York Times Read the full article here.

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Booming city economies push middle class out

/   Reid Wilson, The Hill

An explosion of job growth in the hearts of America’s largest cities has driven the recovery from the worst economic recession in modern history, sending wages soaring and unemployment rates plummeting. … By Reid Wilson, The Hill Read the full article here.

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It’s time we start using ‘The Investing in Opportunity Act’

/   Stacey Kirsch, The Hill

The recently passed tax bill contains special provisions as it relates to affordable housing. Included with the new tax package is the Investing in Opportunity Act which intends to draw private capital back into distressed communities by providing tax advantages to investors. … By Stacey Kirsch, The Hill Read the full article here.

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When it comes to your health, where you live matters

/   Jessica Young, The Conversation

According to a recent report, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the U.S. … By Jessica Young, The Conversation Read the full article here.

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Saratoga, Montgomery counties on opposite economic ends, report says

/   Steve Hughes, Times Union

Saratoga County has been a bright spot in upstate New York’s slow recovery since the Great Recession. … By Steve Hughes, Times Union Read the full article here.

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