Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Meets with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

first_img Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Yesterday, Pasadena-area Congresswoman Judy Chu along with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Executive Board met with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a policy meeting on Capitol Hill.The meeting covered Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community priorities, including comprehensive immigration reform, access to higher education, racial profiling, and promoting greater diversity in the federal workforce. CAPAC Chairwoman Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:“I am so glad that we had the opportunity to hold a policy meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss a number of pressing policy priorities of importance to CAPAC and the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As the fastest growing racial population in the country, as well as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, AAPIs have become an increasingly important demographic to engage with. Today’s meeting with Secretary Clinton was a positive first step in that direction, and we look forward to continuing to dialogue with Secretary Clinton on these issues moving forward.”The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Government Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Meets with Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Published on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 11:36 am HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Mansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agent

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Mansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agent previous nextRegulation & LawMansion Tax would be bad for property, warns agentThe majority of agents believe Labour’s proposed mansion tax will have an adverse impact on the housing market.PROPERTYdrum1st May 20150614 Views With just over a week until the General Election, London based estate agents Sandfords has joined a chorus of other industry experts and warn of the possible ‘disastrous consequences’ for the residential property market if Labour is elected into power.The estate agency firm is particularly concerned about the party’s plans to introduce a mansion tax on all homes worth more than £2 million, and the potential impact that the levy could have on the housing market in London as well as other parts of the country._“In the immediate run up to the Election we are seeing a lot of influential individuals, economists and agents shouting about the reality of a Labour Government and the effects their proposed mansion tax will have on the whole property market, and not just in London,” said Tim Fairweather, a Director at Sandfords.“We have voiced our fears of Labour’s taxing policy on numerous occasions ever since its proposal but it’s now increasingly apparent that it will provoke far reaching problems that will have an effect on millions of everyday people,” he added.Although Labour insist that they want to help aspirational homeowners gain a foot on the housing ladder, Fairweather claims that the party are merely “bashing the rich” with their proposals for housing.“Labour seem to be under an illusion that their proposal would not involve the lower end of the market.” Fairweather continued. “It’s quite clear that the introduction of a mansion tax would shake up the entire property market and its undoubtedly not going to be exclusive to the capital either. There is uncertainty over the clarification of property values and this will cause no end of problems with pricing in and around the £2 million bracket. Prices will fall at the top end of the market which will ricochet into the mid-market hitting the exact people that Labour proposes to support. Below the threshold we will naturally see increased competition which in turn will result in prices being driven up, pricing out a whole group of buyers wanting to move up the property ladder.”He added, “The market currently is subdued but by no means completely dampened. Transactions are going through and demand is evident. Following the Election, if Labour are successful and do enforce the mansion tax, there will be consequences; a flattened market in not only areas where there are ‘mansions’, which many are in fact just large family homes, like London and the South East but also further afield.”Fairweather’s comments are unlikely to go down well with senior Labour politicians.Earlier this year, the party slammed Knight Frank for sending out material to households highlighting what the property firm described as the “threat” of a mansion tax before the Election.Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Justice Secretary, accused the firm of “scaremongering” arguing that it was an attempt by the estate agents to sway the outcome of the election.The Knight Frank letter did not tell voters which party to vote for ahead of the election but did warn of the potential implications that the levy on high-value homes could have._The letter sent out in Wandsworth, which is a marginal seat, read, “Ahead of the General Election on 7th May, you will no doubt be considering the implications of the result on your investments and assets.“For those with a stake in the upper end of the housing market, the threat of a potential Mansion Tax is one obvious area of focus. We felt you would be interested in this particular issue and the attached insights from our Global Head of Research Liam Bailey (right).”Khan responded to the letter by saying, “Estate agents are one of few professions trusted less than politicians, and I am shocked that Knight Frank think it is acceptable to scaremonger like this.”A recent survey by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) found that 57 per cent of its member agents believe that Labour’s proposed mansion tax will have an adverse impact on the housing market, while 45 per cent of its members see the Conservatives’ flagship housing policy of developing 200,000 new homes as potentially having the most positive impact on the residential property market._Mark Hayward of the NAEA commented, “Demand is still vastly outweighing supply in this country, so it is clear something needs to be done to aid this growing problem. Whoever wins it is vital that building more affordable homes is top of their agenda.”homeowners mansion tax affordable homes property ladder residential property market May 1, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more