By Bob Katzen

A bill that would create a special home loan program for first responders, including police officers, firefighters and EMTs, who are working for a city or town that requires them to live within a short distance of the city or town was sent to a study committee. Most measures that are shipped off to a study committee are never actually studied and are essentially defeated

Supporters say the already difficult problem of home buying in this market is compounded by the residency requirement and limits where the first responders can work.

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