Cuts in federal housing help would hurt people’s health, research suggests

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Does investing in public housing keep people healthier? New research explores this question, which appears timely, especially as the Trump administration proposes to cut $7.4 billion — about 15 percent — from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson argues that too much government assistance fosters dependency and perpetuates cycles of poverty. The study, published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, found that receiving housing assistance from the federal government — through vouchers, public housing and…

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USA: Trump’s proposed education cuts detrimental to students and teachers

US education unions have expressed serious concerns at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s announcement that he will reduce the education budget by US$20 billion. Flickr / Michael Vadon With just weeks to go before the presidential election, the US affiliates to Education International (EI), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), agree that the proposed US$20 billion cut to the education budget by Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s candidate, would have grim results. AFT: Deep cuts will hit millions of children According to the AFT,…

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Good News! No More Water Cuts In Pune

PUNE:  Owing to good rainfall in the catchment areas of dams in the recent days, the district administration today announced the withdrawal of water cuts in Pune city. From Monday onward, the city, which has been getting water on alternate days for the last one year, will receive water daily. “Water level in all four dams has gone considerably up. Since water level is satisfactory in all the dams, we have decided to withdraw the water cuts and from Monday the city will receive water on daily basis,” said Girish…

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