People Are Fine With Airbnb, Until It Comes To Their Neighborhood

People Are Fine With Airbnb, Until It Comes To Their Neighborhood

(EFFIE YANG)

There are currently two distinct groups who have problems with Airbnb and similar home-sharing services. There are hotel owners who believe that Airbnb operators get away with running de facto hotels without facing the requisite taxes and regulation. Then there are people annoyed by the constant turnover of visitors at rental properties in their neighborhood. A new survey seems to indicate that many of us would fall into that latter category if our neighbors decided to open their doors to short-term renters.

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Senators Introduce Bill Mandating Formation Of For-Profit College Oversight Committee

Senators Introduce Bill Mandating Formation Of For Profit College Oversight Committee

(Michael)

Back in October, the Department of Education finalized a new rule: career colleges — those schools that offer specialized training programs for certain occpuations — would have to do a better job actually preparing students for gainful emplotment, or they’d lose access to federal student aid. As part of those standards, the DoE rule included the creation of an oversight group. Today, two senators introduced legislation to ensure the task force is providing useful information to policymakers, parents and students.

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