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Can pro-development and anti-demolition factions find common ground on affordable housing?
Can pro-development and anti-demolition factions find common ground on affordable housing?
In Los Angeles' battle for affordable housing, two philosophies are facing off. On one side are those pushing to build more units, who argue that a growing population and a static housing supply are a sure-fire recipe for rising rents. On the other sid...
Connecticut grapples with failing concrete foundations
Connecticut grapples with failing concrete foundations
Connecticut’s commissioner of consumer protection, Jonathan A. Harris, expects to issue a report this fall on the "potential cause or causes" of failing concrete foundations in northeastern Connecticut. To date, the state Department of Consumer P...
7 tips for complying with the new federal wage-hour regulations
7 tips for complying with the new federal wage-hour regulations
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently disclosed the details of its final revised regulations relating to certain "white collar" salary exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In brief, the minimum salary threshol...
U.S. DOT, states shift to FAST Act rollout stage
U.S. DOT, states shift to FAST Act rollout stage
With the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act on the books for nearly three months, the focus now has shifted to moving the five-year measure’s 2016 funding out to the states and turned into construction contracts. A...