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  • Paychecks Are Growing Faster – but It’s Probably Not Due to the Tax Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    Wages for American workers are finally rising at a faster pace and the trend is likely to continue, says Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz. Several factors are contributing to the faster pace of wage growth...

  • 5 Tax Issues to Watch in 2019

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A divided Congress isn’t going to make another round of sweeping changes to the tax law this year, but there are plenty of important tax issues that are likely to come up. Tax Policy Center Senior...

  • Why 2018 Was an ‘Unusual Year’ for US Tax Revenues

    By Michael Rainey

    Federal tax revenues were lower in 2018 than in 2017, reversing a trend of rising revenues seen in recent years, according to U.S. Treasury data tracked by District Economics Group. DEG’s Diane Lim...

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    What’s in the New House Rules Package

    By Michael Rainey

    The new Democratic-controlled House is expected to adopt a rules package Thursday, with provisions covering a variety of issues ranging from wearing religious headgear on the House floor (to be...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Did Trump’s Tax Cuts Make America Poorer?

    By Michael Rainey

    Economist Paul Krugman took another look at the 2017 tax cuts in The New York Times Tuesday, arguing that they are “even worse than you’ve heard.” Many critics of the tax bill have complained that...

  • The Worst Tax Idea of 2018

    By Michael Rainey

    The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center on Thursday handed out its annual Lump of Coal award for the worst tax idea of the year. The impressive list of nominees from TPC’s Howard Gleckman include: *...

  • States See Record Tax Revenues

    By Michael Rainey

    State tax revenues topped $1 trillion for the first time in the 2018 fiscal year, according to a preliminary analysis by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Much of the growth in revenues during...

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

    Whatever Happened to That 10% Middle-Class Tax Cut?

    By Michael Rainey

    Shortly before the midterm elections, President Trump said his administration was working on a tax cut for middle class. “We are going to be putting in and are studying very deeply right now, around...

  • President Donald Trump and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady smile at each other after the U.S. Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    The Tax Bill One Year Later

    By Michael Rainey

    As the Republican tax bill approaches its one-year anniversary, numerous scholars and critics are taking a look at its performance so far. Here are some highlights from recent reviews: Fiscal policy...

  • FILE PHOTO: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a rally against the Republican tax bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

    Democrats Prepare to Direct Fire at the GOP Tax Bill

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats take control of the House on January 3 and are already planning their attack on the year-old Republican tax bill. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), incoming chair of the tax-writing House Ways and...

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