Tiny Homes in Denver, CO

I was able to begin working on the Little Homes yesterday at 3733 Walnut St in Denver.  A lot of great volunteers there to help! Very enjoyable work.
I’ve always believed this to be a viable option to what some are pushing for: building multi million dollar projects/apartments to address this issue.

Done properly there are many sites throughout a city that could be utilized either on a temporary or even permanent basis.

SEATTLE

Austin Texas (yeah, even Texas)

Perhaps the time is now and the place is here!
https://www.denverite.com/tiny-home-village-homeless-set-construction-may-20-rino-35705/

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So…..drug pricing

Nevada tries but, really? State Bill

After reading what they tried and having two of the four posts of the bill ‘amended’ prior to going to the governor, can’t help but think they didn’t get there.

Try this on for size: H.P. Acthar

The problem was just nine vials of H.P. Achtar, the drug the children needed, cost the city nearly a half-million dollars. The drug isn’t new. It’s been around decades and used to cost just $40 a dose. But the drug’s owner hiked it up to $36,000 in recent years.

Greedy greedy corportations:

 

HP Acthar chart price

“Questcor took advantage of its monopoly to repeatedly raise the price of Acthar, from $40 per vial in 2001 to more than $34,000 per vial today – an 85,000 percent increase,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a January news release.

Read the LINK for the whole story.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical

So….this gives you a hint at why some of our healthcare costs are so high, greedy business people…

 

Hey, H.J. Res. 36 [115]

5/10/17 No cost measure by the CBO received.  So….

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation”

TEXT OF BILL

GOVTRAK

H.J. Res. 36 nullifies a rule that was issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that requires operators to take various actions to reduce waste of gas lost during oil and gas production activities through venting or flaring of the gas, and through equipment leaks. Bill sponsors considered the rule’s cost savings estimates from BLM to have been overstated, the rule itself unnecessary due to decreased levels of emissions and the legal basis for the rule tenuous. As a general matter, the EPA and states are authorized by the Clean Air Act to regulate emissions, whereas BLM is charged with federal land use management. Therefore, it is unclear BLM has the expertise or personnel to efficiently administer this rule.
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

WELL: it got killed by REPUBLICANS

only three but there’s hope!!!