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Senate GOP Releases 2016 Budget Proposal

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The Senate GOP released its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal for markup today, ahead of a likely vote on the floor next week. It cuts slightly less spending than the House Republicans' budget over the next decade but is markedly different from the Pre
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House Budget Committee FY 2016 Proposal: A Primer

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Today, the House Budget Committee (HBC) released its latest budget proposal, A Balanced Budget For A Stronger America, which aims to "balance the budget, grow the economy, create more jobs and opportunity, save and strengthen vital programs, and ensure ou
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: New Cap & Trade Legislation

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTU Foundation highlighted the most expensive bill we've scored in the 114th Congress to date.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Debt Tops $18 Trillion As Deadline Approaches

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

April 15 is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how the federal income tax affects taxpayers preparing to file their returns. NTU Foundation has compiled decades of data from the IRS that illustrates how each income tax bracket has changed over t
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D.C. Streetcar's Future Uncertain

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

After traffic incidents, funding concerns, and months of delays, plans to operate a streetcar along 37 miles of track through Washington, D.C. may not be realized.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Who Pays Income Taxes?

by Demian Brady, Michael Tasselmyer, Timothy Howland / /

From the President, Members of the House and Senate, and other advocates for bigger government, there's been a lot of flap about the fairness of our tax system, that the so-called "rich" are not paying their "fair share" in taxes. However, a look at the a
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Senators Lee and Rubio Unveil New Tax Reform Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have unveiled a new tax reform plan aimed at simplifying the current system.
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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: $22 Billion Highway Trust Fund Fix

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

The 114th Congress continues to introduce new legislation, and in this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, NTUF discusses the impact that three of those bills could have on the federal budget.
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Taxpayer's Tab: Highway Funding Bill Fills Potholes With Taxes

by Dan Barrett, Michael Tasselmyer / /

This week, NTU Foundation scored legislation concerning infrastructure funding, the latest developments in email privacy efforts, and the fiscal impact of a single agricultural program subsidy. In this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab, we'll take a lo
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Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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