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Why income discrimination laws hurt poor renters

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COMMENTARY| Laws that ban discrimination against voucher holders can push smaller landlords out of the low-income housing market, decreasing the amount of affordable housing.

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Texas Cities Are Getting Ready For The State’s ‘Death Star’ Law

Next City

Greg Abbott's controversial preemption law will likely bring. Dozens of local officials have signed onto a scathing amicus brief. And across the state, cities are scrambling to prepare for the wild west that Gov.

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New Florida law bans kids under 14 from social media

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But opponents say Florida’s law still runs afoul of the First Amendment. It is the latest in a series of efforts by states to regulate social media in a way that protects minors and stands up to legal challenges.

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Mandatory reporting laws meant to protect children get another look

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Some states are considering rolling back these laws, saying the result has been too many unfounded reports that disproportionately harm families who are poor, Black, or Indigenous or have members with disabilities.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Second Anniversary: Historic Legislation’s Impact for Municipalities

NLC (National League of Cities)

In November 2021, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), officially known as the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), into law. This historic legislation delivers necessary infrastructure funding to cities, towns and villages across the US.

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Justices appear skeptical of states' social media censorship laws

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Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging Florida and Texas laws designed to prevent the alleged censorship of conservative viewpoints on social media. Observers say the decision could shape the future of free speech on the internet.

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How New Jersey’s new affordable housing law aims to ease the housing crisis

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The new law lets municipalities know exactly how much affordable housing they have to build. It’s an approach that states are increasingly trying in an effort to pressure local governments to increase affordable options.

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