Political Discord

Houston Mayor Proposes Tax Hike to Fund Hurricane Harvey Recovery

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Mayor of Houston Proposes Temporarily Increasing Property Taxes The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, is proposing a temporary property tax hike in order to generate funds to pay for recovery operations related to the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey caused billions of dollars of damages in the city.

Congressional Job Approval Rating at 2017 Low of 16%

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Those in Congress probably believe they’re doing a good job, but American voters aren’t so sure. According to a recent Gallup poll, congressional approval remains subdued in September at a dismal 16%. The last time Congress approval was lower was in July 2016, when it was at just 13%.

Bitter Divide in Congress Halts Progress on Tax Reform

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Both Parties Argue How Best to Serve the People, While Neither Makes Much Headway Towards Real Change for Americans The partisan divide in Congress only continues to grow as the White House looks to pass tax reform legislation, with both Democrats and Republicans feuding over just what that legislation will look like and ultimately slowing (more…)