Republicans Scramble to Get Budget Completed to Avoid Democrat Filibuster The Republicans of both Houses met on October 5 in an effort to iron out the details of the White House tax plan, one that would see massive cuts go to corporations and richer Americans while the middle-class will receive smaller gains, and some may even (more…)
Republicans’ Tax Plan a Double-Edged Sword for Americans For most Americans, the sound of “tax cuts” is music to the ears. Based on a cursory look, it does seem like we would have to pay less to the government and get to keep more from our respective incomes. However, the math behind the tax cuts (more…)
Education Funding Cuts Hit Connecticut Towns Connecticut’s education sector has taken a major blow this week. The state has slashed funding to education programs in Connecticut towns, causing them to look for other means to cover their budget shortfalls, which may include increasing taxes or cutting spending.
Montana Budget Cuts Could Worsen Prison Safety Budget cuts in Montana are posing a serious threat to prison security in the state. The government is proposing to cut funding to the Montana Department of Corrections. The proposed budget cuts would hurt at least three programs, and the state prison system would be forced to shed employees (more…)
White House Tax Plan Leaks Show High Tax Cuts Across the Board with Focus on Top-Earners President Donald Trump’s tax plan is nearing its final release to the public as lobbyists and others leak information about the proposal, stating that it seeks to reduce taxes for top-earners and corporations while slashing taxes across the board and (more…)
Republicans may have promised to kill the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, affectionately referred to as “Obamacare.” Yet despite being in control of the House and Senate, their efforts have failed. While many Americans like the idea of Obamacare, the majority don’t want to pay higher taxes to keep it going.
Massive Decrease in Healthcare Spending with New Attempt at Healthcare Reform About $180.0 billion would be lost by the 32 states that chose to expand Medicaid to provide for low-income individuals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while states that had opted not to expand their coverage will receive an extra $73.0 billion from 2020 to (more…)
The Treasury Department Has Several High-Ranking Vacancies Of the 18 positions that require Senate confirmation in the Treasury Department, only nine have been filled so far, and only three nominees have been advanced by the Trump administration.
Students and Teachers Rally Against State Budget Cuts Students and faculty members at one of Connecticut’s largest universities are protesting against budget cuts that could put the future of many programs in jeopardy. The University of Connecticut (UConn), says it is facing $300.0 million in budget cuts in the next two years. The budget cuts have (more…)
Affected States Forced to Increase Spending Despite Budget Shortfalls From hurricanes in the south to wildfires in the west, American states recently affected by massive natural disasters are now facing budget shortfalls. The U.S. federal government usually pays up to 75% of the costs related to natural disasters. The remaining expenses, however, must be covered (more…)