No Short Sale Help From MN House

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Click on Photo to Watch MN GOP Vote Down "Short Sale" Help

Click on Photo to Watch MN GOP Vote Down "Short Sale" Help

People moving for a new job often find they can’t because they owe more on their home than it is worth. A proposal to force banks to act on “short sales” within 30 days was voted down by Republicans in the House.

Representative Joe Hoppe (R-Chaska) said the proposal had not been vetted yet in committee.

House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) said Republicans refused to discuss the proposal in committee saying foreclosure problems were already being dealt with.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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