Building more subsidized housing that’s reserved for low-income residents can help get people off the street and help prevent the poorest, most vulnerable Californians from becoming homeless in the first place. The good news is that the state has put up billions of dollars to develop more affordable housing. But the state would make better use of those taxpayer dollars if it made sure the projects weren’t held up by needless bureaucracy or chicanery. … [Read more...] about Editorial: NIMBYs beware: California could make it harder to block homeless and affordable housing
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"The border he refers to -- the Turkish-Syria border -- was established in 1923 with the Treaty of Lausanne and the founding of the Republic of Turkey. The exception to this is the province of Hatay, which passed from Syrian to Turkish control following a referendum," said Lisel Hintz, assistant professor of international relations and European studies at Johns Hopkins, who called a previous version of Trump's claim -- in which Trump said there had been fighting for "2,000" years -- "patently and irresponsibly false." … [Read more...] about Reverting to his usual level of dishonesty, Trump made 81 false claims last week
High-deductible health plan (HDHP) — This covers severe injury or illness, but its out-of-pocket costs tend to be higher than other plans. According to the Office of Personnel Management, it provides insurance coverage and a tax-advantaged way to help save for future medical expenses when combined with a health savings account. Health Savings Account (HSA) — This is a savings account that offers incentives for staying healthy. You can deposit money into an HSA that is pre-tax and earns tax-free interest. When you use this money for a medical expense, it remains tax-free. Health maintenance organization (HMO) — An HMO is a plan that includes a network of providers, services and hospitals who oversee covered services. You choose a primary care provider (PCP) who oversees your care. To see a specialist and have that visit paid for by your plan, you need a referral from your PCP. Preferred provider organizations (PPO) — With this type of plan, you can use … [Read more...] about What Is Open Enrollment — And Why Is It So Important?
While the $2 million was negotiated when Barneys was sold, the shortfall was not disclosed in public court filings. Five current employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were still hoping to receive severance, said the shortfall was also not disclosed to workers. They said the prospect of severance pay was the reason many employees have continued working since the bankruptcy sale. … [Read more...] about Barneys’ slow death march leaves workers in the lurch
The deal with victims, though pivotal to the cause and conclusion of the PG&E bankruptcy, does not remove all challenges from the case. For one thing, Montali had already allowed a group of bondholders to pursue their own plan to emerge from bankruptcy. The committee of fire victims is now supporting PG&E’s plan instead of the bondholders, but it’s not clear what will happen next. A representative for the bondholders had no comment Monday. … [Read more...] about PG&E’s exit from bankruptcy now awaits decision from Newsom