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“Are we there yet?” It’s just a little (or a lot) further for the federal Highway Trust Fund . Congress just left for a week-long recess, leaving the Highway Trust Fund nearly empty . The Senate Finance Committee didn’t support Chairman Ron Wyden’s $9 billion tax-raising patch, in spite of Wyden’s
June 27, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Looks like there’ll be tax cuts in Ohio. The state’s legislature has produced a compromise bill that heads to Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk this week. Ohio had passed a 10-percent across-the-board income tax cut last year that was to be phased in by 2015. The compromise bill will make the
June 4, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
If you’re discussing tax policy with someone who asserts that his or her point is “just common sense,” this could indicate one of two things:...
March 15, 2013Chris Sanchirico
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) fiscal plan promises to balance the federal budget in 10 years, make major cuts in income tax rates...
March 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
For over a decade, the federal estate and gift tax has been in constant flux with its exemption rising, its rates falling, and its near-death...
December 13, 2012Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
With the U.S. facing huge domestic policy challenges, one might have hoped for a serious debate on fiscal issues between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney...
November 1, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
You’ve probably heard claims that Mitt Romney wants to cut taxes by $5 trillion. Here are five things you should know about that figure: 1...
October 12, 2012Donald Marron
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
President Obama says Governor Romney will cut taxes for high-income households by $250,000. Romney counters that under his plan, the rich will pay the same...
October 11, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, Kevin Hassett, an American Enterprise Institute economist and informal adviser to Mitt Romney, insisted that Romney would not raise taxes on low- and middle-income...
September 25, 2012Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
A new paper by Brookings Institution scholars and Tax Policy Center colleagues Bill Gale, Adam Looney, and Samuel Brown is generating lots of media buzz...
August 2, 2012Howard Gleckman