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Undo New Carbon Rules? No Way.

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Now that the government shutdown is over (for now) and debt default avoided (for now), the Tea Party extremists in Congress will likely get back to th...

The GOP Is Wasting Our Time

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Forty-four thousand people will have an asthma attack today and 36,000 kids will miss school due to asthma. Congress should be focused on any one of these problems today.

Race For Redevelopment Funds Nets Broad Museum $52 Million For A Garage; The Entirety Of South LA Gets $32 Million

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a move that California Gov. Jerry Brown might see as L.A.'s "let them eat cake" moment, the city's Community Redevelopment Agency has set aside $5....

NYC Needs a Responsible Banking Act

Brad Lander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

A Responsible Banking Act would require banks that want to make money by holding on to our city's cash to put forward a new generation of strategic plans for meeting the credit needs of New York's communities.

Financing the Economic Recovery in the New Congress

Richard H. Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard H. Neiman

No matter how the new Congress decides to proceed towards job creation, there is low-hanging fruit that can be exploited at no cost to the taxpayer -- namely the Community Reinvestment Act.

A New Season for Community Investment

Dory Rand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dory Rand

CRA has a 30-year track record of success and, thanks to these proposed provisions, it will evolve with the needs of the new economy. CRA will extend its influence and continue to direct mainstream banks to underserved communities to ensure that families are not excluded from a fair lending market.

Fight Brewing Over the Best Law You've Never Heard of

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

What if there was a law that told big corporations that they have responsibilities to the communities they serve? There is. It's called the Community Reinvestment Act and a fight over it's future is brewing in Congress.

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Sensible Reforms Needed to Shield Housing Finance from Wall Street's Malfeasance

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

If the Obama Administration is serious about protecting the average American, then Fannie and Freddie must have a public role in the financial markets. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.

Pay No Attention to the Banker Behind the Curtain: Why the Republican "Alternative" Leaves Wall Street Pulling the Strings

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Pay No Attention to the Banker Behind the Curtain: Why the Republican "Alternative" Leaves Wall Street Pulling the Strings By John Taylor I've a feel...

GOP Uses ACORN To Fight Bank Redlining Law

AP | SHARON THEIMER and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans are capitalizing on the troubles of community activist group ACORN – ranging from charges of voter r...

Community Reinvestment Act: Did It Cause The Housing Crisis?

The Big Picture | Barry Rithholtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I've run out of patience with tired memes and discredited claims by fools and partisan. The rhetoric of those pushing nonsense on the public in an at...

Manhattan Institute: Wrong Again on Fair Lending

Mark Winston Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Winston Griffith

This entry is cross-posted on the DMI blog. n yesterday's New York Times, Howard Husock at the Manhattan Institute repeated the tired old argument th...

New President, New CRA

Mark Winston Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Winston Griffith

This nation doesn't need a weaker CRA, but a re-conceived and far stronger tool in the effort to ensure ready access to quality, non-discriminatory, financial services in all communities.

Memo to Republicans: CRA Has Nothing To Do With the Current Problems

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hale

The CRA isn't even an issue. But that won't stop the the likes of Rush and his progeny from saying it over and over again until all sorts of people believe it.