G.D.P., California Wildfires, Migrants: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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“Because the commerce offers are available in, one after the other, we’re going to go quite a bit larger than these numbers,” he mentioned.

Mr. Wheeler’s motion indicators a extra cautious method to stripping away environmental rules than the course Mr. Pruitt took.

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three. The nation’s housing company plans to triple rents for about 712,000 of the poorest tenants receiving federal housing assist.

It’s the newest method below Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and concrete growth, to interrupt what he sees as a cycle of “dependency” in aiding the poor. The division additionally plans to loosen the cap on rents on four.5 million households enrolled in federal voucher and public housing packages nationwide. Above, Mr. Carson talks with native officers of the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Ohio.

Native officers appear resigned to the truth that they’ll obtain little or no assist from the Trump administration.

“To be brutally sincere, I feel that we aren’t actually getting any assist proper now out of Washington, and the scenario has gotten actually dangerous over the past two years,” mentioned one Las Vegas housing official.

She describes it as “an leisure machine par excellence.”

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