This week, the House will vote yet again to override the President’s veto of low income children’s health insurance, the revised, bipartisan SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) bill (H.R. 3963).
The unemployment report on Friday was brutally bad. Unemployment rose in December, while job creation was minimal — and it’s highly likely, for technical reasons, that the job number will be revised down, showing an actual decline in employment.
On Sunday, The New York Times published a highly informative chart laying out the positions of the presidential candidates on major issues. It was, I’d argue, a useful reality check for those who believe that the next president can somehow usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation.
Finding housing that is affordable is a challenge for many in the Washington metropolitan area. Longtime homeowners breathe a sigh of relief that they bought their homes when they did, and that their mortgage rates were fixed. They worry, though, that the current “soft” market will mean that their retirement […]
This week, Congress passed a long-awaited reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), legislation giving 10 million low-income children health care coverage. The program will expire Monday if it is not signed into law.
Even with a penny on the Fairfax County real estate tax rate designated for affordable housing, the effort after two years is coming nowhere near filling need that exists in the county. The goals of the county’s penny policy have been met, but there’s a big difference between goals and […]
A hot topic in state legislatures is universal health coverage. Tired of waiting for the Congress to take action, states are striking out on their own, most notably Massachusetts.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards stopped in Tysons Corner for a luncheon address Tuesday to partisans working to win Democratic control of the Virginia state legislature in the fall elections.
When Congress returns from the July 4th recess next week, we will begin action on one of the most important domestic initiatives of the 110th Congress: the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Risky Loans Up 300% in Fairfax Co. Since ‘01 A five-year boom in sub-prime and high interest mortgage lending in Fairfax County is coming around to bite the regional economy on the backside as the housing market flattens, and that could spell real woe.