Dylan Matthews

October 27, 2017

Federal tax cut promises don’t add up

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the Senate’s budget resolution on Thursday, clearing the way for both chambers to continue their efforts to enact a $1.5 trillion tax cut that would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans.

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23 - Percentage of Louisiana tax filers who used the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in 2015, with an average deduction of $6,742. Republicans in Congress have proposed eliminating the deduction to partially offset the cost of massive tax cuts, making the tax code more regressive. (Source: Government Finance Officers Association)
September 6, 2017

The shameful DACA decision

Faith leaders, CEOs of major U.S. businesses and a strong majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s decision to end the federal program that allowed unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States as children the chance to live and work without the threat of deportation.

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$30 million - Amount of public funding Shreveport’s mayor, Ollie Tyler, is willing to put towards a new arena intended for the New Orleans Pelicans’ minor league team. (Source: Shreveport Times)
March 14, 2017

GOP plan would gut coverage gains

The Congressional Budget Office, Congress’ nonpartisan scorekeeper, released its assessment of the proposed American Health Care Act on Monday.