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Why the Pennsylvania Anti-Blight Bills Make Good Sense

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Two key bills amending Title 68 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes were passed on Tuesday. Here's why the bills that are aimed at combating urban blight are so important.

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The Past and Future of PACE

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By T. Robert Finlay, Founding Partner, Wright, Finlay & Zak and Sonia Edwards, Senior Associate, Wright, Finlay & Zak, California With global warming and other environmental issues at the forefront of national policy, the creation of programs to finance energy-efficient improvements ...

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Dodd-Frank Rollback to Impact PACE ABS Market

An analysis of the Dodd-Frank Act modifications by Moody’s has found that the amendment to the federal Truth in Lending Act (TILA) passed by the U.S. Senate last week will help clarify certain federal consumer protection responsibilities for participants in ...

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Legislation to Extend Tax Relief to Distressed Homeowners Currently in House, Senate Committees

Congressman Tom Reed (R-New York) introduced the Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 1002) on February 13, and that bill is now being heard in the House Committee on Ways and Means. Two weeks later, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and Dean Heller (R-Nevada) introduced a similar bill (S. 608), which is currently in the Senate Banking Committee. Both bills would extend relief to homeowners on forgiven mortgage debt – the remaining mortgage balance when a borrower sells a home in a short sale to avoid foreclosure

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DS News Webcast: Monday 9/22/2014

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation recently that allows small businesses to spend capital toward creating jobs instead of compliance. H.R. 4, known as the Jobs for America Act, contains two Financial Services Committee bills designed to provide regulatory ...

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