The Qualified Mortgage rule, required by the Dodd-Frank Act and written by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is supposed to standardize underwriting practices across the industry once it takes effect in 2014. However, Fannie and Freddie are already having a similar impact on the industry through their purchases and buy-back demands. Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson joins the program to help decode what it all means.
Base Realignment and Closure has moved thousands of jobs to the Fort Meade area. NSA, Cyber Command and DISA employees have experienced what it’s like to live in an area in desperate need of a facelift. With fifteen thousand more jobs coming, the forty five year halt on construction has been lifted, creating jobs and changing the Fort Meade / Odenton MD. landscape. Writer Peter Crispino from The Arundel Voice walks us through what took so long and what we can expect to see.
It’s March Madness and you’re probably thinking basketball…and lobbying of course! Ok maybe not but what if we examine the amount of money colleges and universities spend lobbying the government? Dr.. Peter Brusoe will do just that explaining where the money is coming from and where it’s being spent.
Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.
Peter Crispino is the director of Web Content and Marketing for the Arundel Voice newspaper in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. As a reporter for the Arundel Voice and its sister publications, he specializes in covering political affairs and budgetary news at the state and local levels. He is a native of the Philadelphia and a graduate of Loyola University Maryland. His writing can be found at www.ArundelVoice.com.
Peter Brusoe Peter Brusoe is a campaign finance data analyst for Bloomberg Government. Before joining Bloomberg he was a research associate with the Campaign Finance Institute where he co-authored a number of studies examining the confluence of campaign finance law and contributions. He received a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University at Albany, SUNY, an M.A. in Political Science from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and policy and a Ph.D. in political science from American University.