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WWND: Louisiana lawmakers ask Grover Norquist to weigh in on Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax plan. Eleven members of the state’s House sent a letter to the head of Americans for Tax Reform. They call the SAVE tax credit —Jindal’s proposed tax credit for a non-existent student fee—a precedent that would
June 9, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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A transformative gift for TPC. The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center has established the Pozen Director’s Chair , thanks to a major gift from Robert C. Pozen. “I am glad to support… one of the few American organizations that consistently provides nonpartisan and thoughtful analysis of current tax
May 6, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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The GOP calls for Affordable Care Act repeal in its budget resolution. The 10-year plan would cut planned spending by more than $5 trillion, retain the $1.017 trillion sequestration budget ceiling for 2016, and increase off-budget military spending. It would also use budget reconciliation to try to
April 30, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Out today: A first look at GOP budgets. The US hit its debt limit yesterday (at least technically), and the budget battles have begun. The Senate GOP budget resolution reportedly won’t include detailed plans to overhaul entitlement programs—though the House GOP plan may. The Senate Budget panel
March 17, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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House GOP on the President’s tax proposals: “Meh.” House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan told Treasury Secretary Jack Lew yesterday that “You have gradually, grudgingly taken a few steps in my opinion in the right direction… It’s progress… Not a lot. But we’ll take it.” Ryan and his colleagues
February 4, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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The House may vote this week on a one-year retroactive tax break extension. Maybe you’ve heard this song before, but Bloomberg reports the GOP figures the bipartisan tax extender package proposed last week is in fact dead. As many as one in six taxpayers could be affected without an extension of
December 2, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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The thing about pension smoothing: The bumps always come back. Neither the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget nor TPC’s Len Burman will suspend disbelief when it comes to the latest gimmick to patch the Highway Trust Fund. Maybe “stupid tax tricks” work politically but “pretending to raise
July 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Appreciation for depreciation is really, really expensive. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the House Ways and Means Committee easily approved permanent restoration of bonus depreciation for capital investment yesterday. The Committee’s party-line vote would make permanent a measure to let companies write
May 30, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Welcome to Tax Vox’s fifth annual Lump of Coal Award recognizing 2011’s ten worst moments in fiscal policy. It is hard to imagine so much ugliness crammed into a mere 12 months. But after much thought and debate, the winners are: 10. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s for downgrading U.S. debt
December 22, 2011Howard Gleckman