The October issue of FIRE Policy News leads with an analysis of Texas’s land use regulations, explaining how the state’s strong housing market can be traced to its refusal to adopt “smart growth” and other restrictive policies.
Also in this issue:
- The federal government is considering rules that would force money market funds to give up their stable $1 net asset value and shift to a floating NAV.
- The federal government is implementing two more programs providing money for homeowners who aren’t paying their mortgages.
- Formula One racing promoter and Austin, Texas resident Tavo Hellmund has announced the international Grand Prix race will be coming to the Texas state capitol in 2012, with city officials committing to $250 million in taxpayer funding over 10 years.
- This New Year’s Day, virtually every taxpayer will be hit by higher taxes unless Congress extends the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts on a wide variety of items including personal income, capital gains, dividends, and estate taxes.
- A new type of taxable bond is raising concerns the federal government is encouraging state and local governments to take on debt they could have trouble repaying.
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