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Az and other states still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters

State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June to help households falling behind on rent and utilities, but the money that has reached renters so far — a little more than $3 billion — is just a fraction of the $46 billion approved by Congress.... Read more»

Lobbyists, lawmakers bond during Springsteen concerts

As Bruce Springsteen belted out his working-class anthems on the floor of the Verizon Center last May, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee, was raising money in the privacy of a luxury suite overlooking the stage. ... Read more»1