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June 17, 2011

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Affordable housing getting  

harder to find  


Family economic security
The Denver Post: Colorado short of affordable rental housing, says state analysis
Colorado has a shortage of affordable rental housing, with nearly twice as many low-income families as the number of units available, a state analysis shows.
Also: Northern Colorado Business Report: Affordable housing getting harder to find


Fiscal policy
Denver Business Journal: State's budget challenges defy a 'simple' solution
In a time when many of us are searching for easy ways to find money to support our families and communities, it's surprising Fred Holden of the Independence Institute thinks he's found a simple solution. In the past few years, many simple solutions have been proposed to Band-Aid our budget woes. Unfortunately though, simple solutions fall short when faced with reality. Editor's note: The piece is written by Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute Tax Policy Analyst Ali Mickelson. Full access is for subscribers only.


Health care
Vail Daily: Jobs cuts hit Vail hospital
Reductions in federal reimbursements force Vail Valley Medical Center to cut 22 jobs, $4.2 million.

Greeley Tribune: Riesberg appointed to health exchange committee
The committee will guide the implementation of the health care exchange mandated by federal health care reform legislation.

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