I know this may or may not be new to some of you that read this, but I just came across this recently. Seems like the state legislature wants to encourage the local economy by taxing any progress in the real estate industry. I wrote a blog about the article I read the other day. When will our elected officials get a clue as to why our economy is not recovering as quickly as the rest of the country? Foreclosures are higher than the rest of the country because of a government program aimed at stemming foreclosures. Kind of ironic, isn't it?