Policy & Advocacy
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10/16/2018

Almost 20% of low-income adults in states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act said they went without needed medical care in the past year due to cost compared with 9.4% of those in states with Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The report, using federal data from 2016, found the poor in states without Medicaid expansion were more likely to say they took less medication than prescribed, passed on dental care or didn't see necessary specialists.

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The Associated Press
10/16/2018

During President Donald Trump's "60 Minutes" interview Sunday, a shot showed a painting hanging in the White House of Trump with nine other Republican presidents gathered around a table having drinks. Trump apparently liked the painting of himself -- in which he's having a Diet Coke with presidents including Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt -- so much that he asked artist Andy Thomas for a print.

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TIME online
10/16/2018

Condo deconversions have gained popularity in Chicago due to the high demand for rental units, but the process is complex for both condo boards and owners. Recently, a 449-unit complex sold for $90.5 million, but some owners have filed a lawsuit against the board over alleged unethical behavior during the sales process.

10/16/2018

It is normal for HOA boards to set rules governing holiday displays, but it is recommended that owners also share their decorating ideas with each other to gauge for negative opinions, according to a holiday decorations professional. Owners should avoid Halloween displays that are "really scary or gory," he says.

10/16/2018

The Millennium Tower HOA in San Francisco is resisting a city order to keep scaffolding in place until a cracked window is replaced. Residents believe the $10,000-a-month scaffolding, which has been partially removed, sends an incorrect message that the window presents a safety issue, the HOA board head said.

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Millennium Tower HOA
10/16/2018

A draft bill in Colorado would provide grants or tax credits to HOA members who pursue fire mitigation. Local governments or fire protection districts would have to manage the mitigation process in order for members to qualify for the incentives.

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HOA
10/16/2018

Community Associations Institute (CAI) urges FEMA to specifically respond to Florida's condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners associations as they begin the recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael. CAI provides guidance on working with localities to remove debris from private roads. Read more.

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caionline.org
10/16/2018

Nine donors have given about $583.5 million collectively to artificial intelligence-focused nonprofits since 2015, according to a Chronicle of Philanthropy analysis. Some projects, such as Nvidia executive Dwight Diercks' $34 million gift to the Milwaukee School of Engineering, intend to expand AI, while choices such as LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman's establishment of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund are directed toward the possible drawbacks of AI.

10/16/2018

Vocal-NY has asked the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to allocate 10% of 300,000 affordable-housing units planned for the city for homeless individuals, up from the current agreement of 5%. Officials from the nonprofit met with city officials to discuss the issue.

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Bill de Blasio
10/16/2018

The community board affiliated with two University of Wyoming medical clinics may incorporate as a nonprofit so the clinics can retain Federally Qualified Health Center status. The proposal is included in draft legislation a task force plans to submit to the state legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee.