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State & National Updates

Monday Morning Briefing

Housing Finance


FHA Raises Loan Limits

The nationwide rise in home prices means buyers in 2,948 counties will see increases.


Outlook Gloomy for Tax Extenders, Including Energy Incentives

Popular temporary tax provisions are set to expire this month; it appears unlikely Congress will renew them. 


House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Legislation would allow home builders to help their employees cover rising health care costs.


Construction Safety


Framing and Roofing Companies Slammed with Hefty Fines

OSHA's enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up in recent months.


New OSHA Director to Discuss Agency's 2017 Agenda at IBS

Dean McKenzie will review the agency's current activities and discuss plans for the new year.


Find it and Fix it...Before OSHA Does

Here's what you need to do to stay compliant.