Lincoln Institute in the News


Lincoln Institute in the News

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The Memphis City Council voted to consider whether nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations should be asked to make voluntary payments in lieu of tax. A...

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There is little evidence that property tax incentives to lure businesses to locate in cities and towns have much of an effect, either in the decision-...

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The city of Iowa City is taking one of its own boards to court to contest the reclassification of a number of apartment properties to cooperatives, a ...

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The American Legislative Exchange Council, the corporate lobbying group known for pushing the "Stand Your Ground” gun legislation that factored ...

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Every year, school districts around Yakima County struggle with finances, whether it's trouble winning voter-approved levies for maintenance and opera...

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En lo personal soy partidario de fortalecer las facultades tributarias de las entidades federativas y de los municipios, regresando a las primeras pot...

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IN TRYING TO maintain momentum in the Innovation District in the South Boston Waterfront, Boston has dangled millions of dollars in tax breaks in fron...

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For decades, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac followed securitization policies that enabled Americans to make a low down payment when they purchased a house...

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Moving forward in Latin America

Habitation for the Planet
In terms of progress being made across the planet, Latin America is one region that can be commended from a certain perspective for its efforts to bro...

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Billionaires Michael Dell, Donald Newhouse and Michael Price have done it. So, too, has former President George W. Bush. If you’ve got extra acr...

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Charity and taxation

The Economist
“IT MUST be borne in mind,” Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer told the House of Commons in his budget speech, “that in eve...

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Unsung Heroes

Saving Land
As Hurricane Irene tracked from the Carolinas to the Canadian border in August 2011, coverage in the media offered words and pictures focused on flood...

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Property owners are less likely to be late with their tax payments if they made three installment payments a year instead of two, according to a new a...

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Donald Diamond sí, Rosemont Copper no. That's essentially the mantra of conservationist Luther Propst as he prepares to leave his director's job with ...

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While enlightened businesses want transit so badly they commission studies to build it faster and more cheaply, according to The Washington Post, othe...

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The dreaded density issue

Better Cities & Towns
A number of recent conversations with Stefanos Polyzoides, Howard Blackson, and Matt Lambert regarding density and residential types has me thinking a...

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For millennia, Colorado's Yampa River Valley has followed the rhythms of wildlife mating and migration, the habits of elk and grouse and bear. The arr...

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(Money magazine) -- Reviewing your homeowners policy may not rank high on our annual home-maintenance checklist. Yet following the five steps below wi...

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Politics, Not Policy

Inside Higher Ed
WASHINGTON -- Municipalities need money. Nonprofit institutions have money. Municipalities go after that money. That’s how David L. Thompson, vi...

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(Reuters) - In 1978, after New York City had barely escaped bankruptcy, Mayor Ed Koch went looking for cash from an unlikely source: the city's colleg...

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